Severe Thunderstorm Watch

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 151
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
335 PM CDT THU MAY 9 2013

THE PRESENCE OF A PASSING SHORTWAVE DISTURBANCE WILL DETERMINE

THE TIMING...LOCATION AND SEVERITY OF RAIN AND STORM ACTIVITY
LATTER TODAY. THE HIGHEST CHANCE FOR SIGNIFICANT WEATHER WILL BE
PRIMARILY FOCUSED ALONG AND NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 10 CORRIDOR
FROM MID-DAY THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS FRIDAY MORNING. A STRONG
CAPPING INVERSION IS CURRENTLY IN PLACE AND THIS MAY LIMIT TODAY`S
RAIN CHANCES. ALTHOUGH INITIALLY DRIVEN BY A LARGER SCALE IMPULSE...
SMALLER SCALE INFLUENCES WILL LIKELY DICTATE THE WHEN AND WHERE OF
FUTURE DOWNSTREAM THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT. THE MAIN THREATS FROM
ANY THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE DAMAGING DOWNBURST WINDS AND
LARGE HAIL.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES WILL CROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS
FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY. THESE DISTURBANCES WILL LIKELY PRODUCE
OCCASIONAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...TIMING AND LOCATION WILL
REMAIN UNCLEAR. A COLD FRONT WILL ALSO PUSH SOUTH ACROSS THE
REGION SATURDAY THAT COULD ALLOW HEAVIER RAIN AND STORMS TO FOCUS
ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA`S MORE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN COUNTIES.
CURRENT FORECAST STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM OCCANSIONAL
EPISODES OF RAIN...OR SHOWERY WEATHER...AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM
ACTIVITY WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN AN AREAWIDE 1 AND 2 INCHES WITH THE
HIGHER TOTALS IN THE 3 TO 5 INCH RANGE WHERE TRAINING OCCURS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER AWARENESS AND POSSIBLE REPORTS WILL BE NEEDED FROM THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY.

 

TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

ANGELINA             BRAZOS              BURLESON
CHAMBERS             CHEROKEE            GREGG
GRIMES               HARDIN              HARRIS
HOUSTON              JASPER              JEFFERSON
LIBERTY              MADISON             MONTGOMERY
NACOGDOCHES          NEWTON              ORANGE
PANOLA               POLK                RUSK
SABINE               SAN AUGUSTINE       SAN JACINTO
SHELBY               SMITH               TRINITY
TYLER                WALKER              WALLER