From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Wednesday, 1 October 2014 11:42 CDT
Expect one more relatively quiet and hot day today before major weather changes affect all of north and central Texas beginning Thursday.
Isolated thunderstorms will be possible in our northwest areas (e.g. Graham, Jacksboro, Bowie, and Gainesville) this evening, and again late tonight and early Thursday. These storms are not expected to be severe. However, more widespread thunderstorm activity is expected Thursday afternoon into Thursday night as a strong cold front and upper level system move into the moist and unstable airmass over the area.
Conditions will be favorable for some of the storms to become severe Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Hail up to golfball size and thunderstorm wind gusts up to 65 mph will be the primary threats. A brief tornado will be possible late Thursday afternoon or early Thursday evening, but the overall tornado threat appears low at this time. Locally heavy rains and isolated flooding will also be possible, but the advancing cold front should keep storms moving to the east pretty quickly so widespread flooding appears unlikely.
The attached graphics depict the locations that will most likely be affected by the greatest coverage of showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. Severe thunderstorms will be possible across ALL of north and central Texas, with the greatest chances along and especially east of Interstate 35/35W.