The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for all of North and Central Texas until 7 pm as a large and slow-moving cold front begins to sweep across the state, bringing with it heavy thunderstorms and strong winds.
WFAA’s meteorologist Steve McCauley says that the isolated storm cells would concentrate into one main line beginning around 2 pm, and the Weather Channel radar shows the line hitting Fort Worth and Denton around 2:45 pm.
High winds, hail and heavy showers are expected, and tornadoes could appear if an isolated storm cell gets out in front of the line, though there’s no guarantee that would happen, according to reports from WFAA.
Dallas is expected to receive the storm cell sometime around 3:35 pm, and the line will reach as far south as Temple.
Multiple ISDs and private schools in North Texas closed for the day or had early dismissal.
The tornado watch comes a day after a massive tornado struck Moore, Oklahoma, killing at least 24 and leveling much of the town as well as impacting parts of neighboring Newcastle and southern Oklahoma City. For those looking to help with relief aid in Moore, you can donate to the Red Cross.
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