Strong to Severe Storms Possible Today

Posted at 4:49 AM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 05:49:44-04

We are watching a complex of storms to the north this morning. They will stay along the Red River and into parts of Oklahoma and northern Texas. This is important because the storms this morning are driving the forecast for us today. There are a few things that could happen and I want you to be prepared for today: 

Outlook 1: The storm system to the north will push off to the east allowing a cold front to move into Texas. This front will eventually make it's way down into Central Texas by the afternoon. This will help to develop strong to severe storms. The highest chance for severe storms will be in the southwestern portion of the area, but all of Central Texas remains under a slight risk. Large hail and damaging winds are the main concerns along with locally heavy rain. 

Outlook 2: The storm system to the north will help to lessen the severe risk for today. We could see a few storms here or there, but they should stay below severe limits. These storms could be scattered all across the area. 

We will be monitoring and fine-tuning the forecast closely throughout the day. Make sure to stay alert for the possibility of severe storms today. Wednesday looks a little quieter, but Thursday our rain chances go right back up. 

Stay weather alert and have a plan in place in the event severe weather pays your neighborhood a visit. You can depend on the First Alert 25 Weather Team to keep you ahead of the storms as they develop. Remember you can always download our First Alert 25 Weather App for the latest information at the palm of your hand. Apple users can download our app here and Android users can download it here. You can also livestream any of our news coverage here.

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