Wichita County and much of North Texas is in a Tornado Watch. Archer, Baylor, Clay, Foard. Hardeman, Knox, Throckmorton and Wilbarger counties are also in the tornado watch. West Texas could see more scenes similar to this Saturday night in Abilene and San Angelo. Because of this threat, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed the area under an enhanced risk of severe weather. This is a level three of five. Residents are urged to take care with respect to all outdoor activities that could
inadvertently cause wildfires. Any fires that develop will likely spread hastily. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
Tornado Watch: AFFECTED AREAS Might Include:
- La Salle
- Live Oak
- Coastal Kleberg
- Nueces Costal
- Coastal San
- Coastal Refugio
- Jim Wells
- Inland Refugio
- Kleberg Inland
- Inland Nueces
- Kleberg Islands
- Nueces Islands
- San Patricio
Timing of Storm: 11 AM to 7 PM Sunday.
Wind Speed: West to northwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts from 40 to 45 mph.
More Details About Tornado Storm:
There is a medium potential of tornadoes this afternoon and evening across far southwest Oklahoma and western north Texas. Strong storms produced large hail on Friday night in parts of West Texas. Isolated severe storms developed in far West Texas Friday evening, and produced significant hail as they slowly moved eastward. Severe storms are likely in both the Big Country Saturday and the Concho valley with a low potential across west central and southwestern Oklahoma and western north Texas with a very low covering much of the remainder of the area.
East Texas will be under the gun early in the day and a threat of a significant severe weather outbreak exists in the South, especially in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Red flag warning is in effect for much of South Texas on Sunday.
Supercell thunderstorms capable of producing rain, large hail, and strong winds are also expected. Wichita Falls and North Texas is at Slight Risk of severe storms this afternoon and tonight.
There are two waves of severe storms that are likely to hit across the area. The first wave initiated Saturday evening. And the second wave is expected through the Sunday with additional severe storms developing around midnight. These also have the potential for large hail and isolated tornadoes.
Very dry air and strong westerly winds will develop through the entire Sunday. These winds, combined with very low relative humidity and dry fuels, will create critical fire weather conditions for much of South Texas Sunday.
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