Severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes this afternoon into the late evening.
Anywhere from Gainesville to Mineral Wells to Comanche and eastward into East Texas will have the potential of hazardous weather conditions.
This includes the DFW Metroplex, I-35 corridor, and Waco/Temple/Killeen areas.
Flash flooding will also be possible mainly from the Metroplex northeast into the Paris/Bonham areas.
Snow will be possible north of the I-20 corridor Saturday morning with some light accumulations mainly north of US-380.
No major travel hazards are expected given any snow that does fall will likely melt on contact or blow off the road given the windy conditions.
A LOOK AHEAD: (Saturday through Thursday) There is a low chance for thunderstorms mainly along and east of I-35 Wednesday into early Thursday. Lightning would be the main threat.
SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT: Spotter activation is likely this afternoon and evening across North and Central Texas.
**FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON FRIDAY THROUGH LATE FRIDAY NIGHT**
The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for portions of north central Texas and northeast Texas, including the following areas, in north central Texas, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Fannin, Grayson, Hunt, Rockwall, and Tarrant. In northeast Texas, Delta, Hopkins, and Lamar.
From noon Friday through early Saturday morning
Rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated higher amounts possible.
Flash flooding may occur in urban and poor drainage areas.
Heavy rainfall may also cause flooding of creeks, streams and rivers.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS: A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for heavy rain which may lead to flash flooding. You should monitor the latest forecasts from the National Weather Service and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued for your area.