Severe Weather Threat for May 27-28

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Information provided by OEP Director Mary Jones

…Severe Weather Is Possible Tonight through Sunrise Friday…
…Isolated Severe Storms are Possible During the Day Friday South of I-20…

Timing and Overview:
A line of strong to severe thunderstorms will move southeast into the ArkLaTex region around midnight and will continue southeast into East Texas and Northern Louisiana through sunrise Friday. The severe weather threat should diminish and the storms should weaken as they move into East Texas and Northern Louisiana. Some uncertainty still exists regarding how early the storms will arrive.

Redevelopment will be possible south of Interstate 20 Friday afternoon south of an outflow boundary from the earlier storms. Any severe weather threat during the day Friday should remain relatively isolated.

  • Onset of Severe Weather Threat
    • SE Oklahoma, NE Texas, and SW Arkansas along and north of Interstate 30
      • As early as 10pm, very likely after midnight
    • Between Interstates 20 and 30
      • Between midnight and sunrise
    • South of Interstate 20
      • During the daytime Friday, with isolated severe storms possibly redeveloping during peak afternoon heating.

Impacts:

  • Damaging winds
  • Large hail
  • Isolated tornadoes (mainly through Friday morning with the main line of storms).
  • Isolated flash flooding
    • Especially along the U.S. Highway 82 corridor in Bowie and Miller Counties.