From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Friday, 29 April 2016 10:35 CDT
Today is another day that springtime in Texas will assert herself. There is an abundance of low level moisture, instability, and favorable wind shear for severe thunderstorms today, including the potential for large hail and tornadoes. A surface low is over the south plains this morning, with a warm front draped just south of the Red River. Unfortunately, this is a classic severe weather setup for North and Central Texas. A short PDF has been attached to show the areas depicted and additional details.
BOTTOM LINE: Emergency management, government officials, media, and other core emergency response partners should be prepared for the possibility of significant severe weather impacts today or tonight. Jurisdictions with outdoor events should review their safety plans early today, then be prepared to enact those plans if conditions warrant. While severe weather will get your attention, there is also a risk of heavy rainfall and flash flooding, especially if storms begin to stall. Watch closely for any discrete thunderstorms. Timing of any one individual location will be extremely tricky, and officials should continue to monitor conditions multiple times through the rest of the day.