Tornado watch issued Friday for North Texas

Mayor James Sanders

Mayor James Sanders

Incredible combination of warm temps and sunshine yesterday made it seem like we jumped straight into early summer.

The National Weather Service says there is potential for strong thunderstorms will increase through the afternoon. You should notice rapidly growing clouds by noon to 2 p.m.

The storms will likely slow down as they move east increasing the flooding risk.

Strong storms are developing tonight over Arkansas and Louisiana.

This means that numerous tornadoes are expected across portions of East and Northeast Texas through the afternoon and night, and a few intense tornadoes with tennis ball sized hail could occur.

Storms will be capable of very large hail up to baseball size, damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour, and a few tornadoes. Not the best weekend in the world for this late in the season, but apparently we are still in the full transition phase from one season to another.

Locals are encouraged to watch and be prepared for severe weather. The rain will turn to a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet, and snow across south central and east central Minnesota, and west central Wisconsin Friday evening, before changing to all snow Saturday morning. You can also download our KSNT Storm Track Weather App for free.

"Friday should be a great day with some windy conditions", he said.

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