The National Weather Service has said that large hail is the main concern for Northeast Texas during this afternoon’s expected thunderstorms across the region.
Central Texas is at highest risk for tornadoes and very large hail, according to forecasters. Earlier predictions had identified the highest risk areas in Northeast Texas, but revised forecasts today moved the areas of highest concern to the southwest.
The most likely area for severe storms is along and south of a line from Breckenridge to Meridian to Hillsboro to Palestine, forecasters said. Threats through mid-evening include large hail (up to baseball size), winds gusting to 70 MPH and possibly a few tornadoes south of the Breckenridge-Palestine line. By mid-evening, storms are expected to evolve into a squall line with a threat for damaging winds, large hail and frequent lightning. Storm chances should end by sunrise Friday morning, forecasters said.