Severe Risk from New Mexico through Texas Tonight
The active pattern continues through tonight across the Central and Southern Plains. We could see some isolated severe storms this evening from Eastern New Mexico to the Red River and down to South Texas. Here is the very latest on tonight’s severe forecast.
Tonight’s Storm Outlook
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman OK has issued a slight risk risk (2 out of 5) for the risk of seeing storms for the region below shaded in yellow, and a marginal risk (1 out of 5) for the region shaded in dark green. Several major cities fall within the risk zone including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for parts of Texas for hail up to 2″ in diameter, 70 mph winds, and frequent lightning. Make sure to stay weather aware this afternoon and evening.
Wind gusts up to 60 mph and hail will be the primary threats with these discrete storms. The highest likelihood for seeing large hail includes cities such as Midland, Odessa, San Angelo, and Big Spring Texas all shaded in yellow below.
Damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph could occur in some of the severe storms which means power outages will be possible.
Storm have blossomed in these areas during the peak heating hours earlier this afternoon. Most storms have been fairly isolated in nature throughout the afternoon hours in New Mexico, Texas and far Southwest Oklahoma.
Throughout the evening this round of rain and storms will continue to push east through the risk area.
In addition to the severe threat, frequent lightning strikes will be possible with these storms in addition to heavy rainfall at times.
Even after sunset several storms could still be strong to severe. Due to the overnight nature of the storms in Texas it’s important to have multiple ways to get warnings.
It’s important to note many places in the Lone Star State have been saturated from previous storms and may be prone to additional flash flooding.
Stay tuned to WeatherNation fore more updates on the severe weather threat.