Forecasters have moved North Texas squarely into the crosshairs of a large storm capable of producing "significant" tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The Storm Prediction Center issued a Tornado Watch for most of North Texas until midnight, calling it a 'Particular Dangerous Situation.'
The most dangerous weather -- heavy winds, tornadoes and giant hail -- will likely take aim at a 102,000-square-mile area stretching from central Texas to southern Nebraska, including the Dallas, Oklahoma City and Wichita, Kansas, areas, according to the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
Several school districts have canceled afternoon events and games including: Dallas ISD, Rockwall ISD, Fort Worth ISD, Plano ISD, Arlington ISD, Denton ISD, Frisco ISD and Grand Prairie ISD.
Numerous flights out of Dallas Love Field have been canceled or delayed.
The Grayson County Emergency Management is reporting major damage to Whitesboro. They are reporting downed power lines and damage to homes and apartments.
They will eventually form a line that sweeps through late evening and overnight. It could bring wind, hail and high winds and possibly some flooding. The storms will be gone long before Wednesday morning.
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FORECAST FOR LATER THIS WEEK
Wednesday will be dry as clouds break for sun with highs well into the 80s.
Thursday we may see low clouds and the Gulf moisture return in the morning before we get some sun and highs in 80s again.
That sets the stage for a VERY STORMY end to the week. We'll get one round of storms again Thursday night through Friday morning with more storms possible Friday and again Friday night into Sat morning. All could be severe, although timing this far out is nearly impossible.
It does look like we'll dry out midday Saturday, certainly by the evening and into Sunday. It looks like we'll have a pretty nice finish to the weekend.
More rain/storms will start next week, although it will turn cooler and drier after that! Whew!
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