Severe Weather Risk Later Today/Tonight
A brisk south wind, high humidity and lots of sunshine continues to prime the atmosphere for severe storms later today. We are expecting some pop-up storms in our easter half through the afternoon hours. There is only a slight chance of severe weather with these storms. The greatest risk of severe weather occurs when a cold front sweeps in from the northwest this evening. This will provide the lift needed to produce clusters of thunderstorms they will produce damaging winds and large hail. There is a very small chance for tornadoes but conditions to our north in Oklahoma are better for those.
I imagine a Thunderstorm Watch box will be needed late today and across the evening. If are planning to travel or be outside as we close the day and in evening hours you’ll need to monitor the situation. The risk area includes the metroplex, below you can see the risk described by the areas of red (a 30% chance that either damaging winds or damaging hail will occur within 25 miles of any point in the shaded area)