The weather situation in North Texas is growing more precarious with each passing hour. To wit (from NOAA):
THERE IS A MODERATE RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR MUCH OF NORTH TEXAS TONIGHT.
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THROUGH THE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT HOURS. TORNADOES…LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…AND WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE.
IN ADDITION TO THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT…HEAVY RAINFALL IS FORECAST AND A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF NORTH TEXAS. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES WILL BE LIKELY.
Multiple tornadoes have already been reported, with at least one—if not two—still on the ground to the west moving east.
Hail to the size of baseballs has fallen across multiple counties, and this system is only now clearing its throat. A temperature inversion (cap) has prohibited it from doing much until now, but that inversion is weakening as the storm strengthens.
A great deal of damage already has been reported west of here where confirmed tornadoes—rain shielded to hide the threat—have made rampaging runs across multiple counties.
The situation is expected to worsen overnight into tomorrow morning as a potent combination of circumstances provide ample fuel for severe storm development.
We’ll see how it goes.