Thunderstorms will step up a notch today, unlike Saturday. Yesterday the storms were capped in Northeast Texas and became a lightning and rain event. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be possible today across the region, near and south of a weak frontal boundary that extends just south of the Red River from Northeast Texas to along the Arkansas and Louisiana line. Additional scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop late this afternoon along the front over North Texas. That will spread east-southeast along the front into Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest Arkansas, and possibly Northwest Louisiana this evening along and ahead of an upper-level trough that will traverse the Southern Plains. These storms will develop across a strongly sheared and moderately unstable air mass ahead of the upper channel, with some of these storms possibly becoming severe, producing large hail, damaging winds, and perhaps an isolated tornado. The severe weather threat will diminish later this evening as the air mass stabilizes.
There is no hazardous weather expected Monday through Saturday of next week.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Activation of emergency managers, Skywarn networks, and amateur
radio operators may be needed this afternoon and evening over
portions of Northeast Texas, Southeast Oklahoma, Southwest
Arkansas, and possibly Northwest Louisiana.