A few powerful thunderstorms will be on the prowl into this evening across Texas as dry air clashes with warm and humid air this holiday weekend.
Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the largest threats faced from storms, which could impact several large cities including San Angelo, Midland and Abilene.
Parts of eastern Oklahoma and the Ozarks of Arkansas could be threatened by the storms tonight as well.
Into this evening, storms will continue to erupt across parts of western Texas and central Oklahoma.
A widespread outbreak of severe weather is not expected, but rather strong storms will form in a "popcorn" nature, dotting the landscape over the next few hours.
Thunderstorms this afternoon have already produced hail to the size of golfballs about 5 miles south of Hamlin, Tex. while 1.5 inch diameter hail was reported near Neinda, Tex.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, parts of which were devastated by tornadoes earlier in the week, will largely be spared of any thunderstorm threat through the evening hours. However, some gusty and drenching storms will be possible come late tonight and on Easter Sunday.
In addition to the threat of hail and strong winds, lightning and torrential downpours will accompany every storm.
While the threat into tonight appears very low, an isolated tornado can never be ruled out in the strongest thunderstorms.
Residents will also have to deal with more storms come Easter Sunday. As the front slowly pushes off to the south and east, showers and storms will persist from Texas into the Mississippi Valley.
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Severe thunderstorms will threaten lives and property in portions of the southeastern United States into Tuesday in one of the first severe weather outbreaks of the year.
Over the first half of March, three separate and powerful nor’easters rattled the mid-Atlantic and Northeast and that number could increase to four later this week.
A second round of cold air from the “Beast from the East” sent temperatures tumbling below freezing across much of Germany over the weekend and little relief is expected through midweek.
Tropical Cyclone Eliakim has claimed the lives of at least 17 people in Madagascar as the storm produced flooding and mudslides.
A double-barreled storm will spread wet snow and travel disruptions from parts of Tennessee and Kentucky to coastal New Hampshire and Maine as winter winds down and spring begins.
As a second storm in three days pushes east of the Rockies, severe and drenching storms will erupt across areas from the southern Plains to the Southeast to close out this weekend.
It will not feel like the first days of spring to those in the mid-Atlantic and New England, where a snow event is expected to unfold spanning Tuesday through Wednesday.