Temple and Bell County Cities Under Tornado Watch
The local weather has certainly been a roller coaster of situations in Central Texas and today , shortly after 1 pm, the National Weather Service released a Tornado Watch specifically for Temple, though it includes many Central Texas counties including Bell and Coryell.
We have included the official NWS warning below:
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 124 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 105 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016 TORNADO WATCH 124 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANDERSON BELL BOSQUE COLLIN COMANCHE COOKE CORYELL DALLAS DELTA DENTON ELLIS ERATH FALLS FANNIN FREESTONE GRAYSON HAMILTON HENDERSON HILL HOOD HOPKINS HUNT JOHNSON KAUFMAN LAMAR LAMPASAS LEON LIMESTONE MCLENNAN MILAM MILLS MONTAGUE NAVARRO PARKER RAINS ROBERTSON ROCKWALL SOMERVELL TARRANT VAN ZANDT WISE
And if you missed the excitement from earlier, NWS also put out a Hazardous Weather Outlook for Central Texas:
DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT ALTHOUGH THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS MORNING...THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR DURING THE AFTERNOON WHEN A DRYLINE INVADES FROM THE WEST. IN ADVANCE OF THE BOUNDARY...A VERY UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE LARGELY UNCAPPED AT PEAK HEATING...AS AN APPROACHING UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCE PROVIDES LIFT TO HELP INITIATE STORMS. STRONG VERTICAL WIND SHEAR WILL AID IN STORM MAINTENANCE AND MAY RESULT IN SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL... DAMAGING WINDS...AND TORNADOES.
DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY A COLD FRONT WILL EVENTUALLY OVERTAKE THE DRYLINE...AND THE RESULTING BOUNDARY MAY LINGER ACROSS CENTRAL AND EAST TEXAS SATURDAY AFTERNOON. ANOTHER ROUND OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG THE STALLED FRONT...BUT A LACK OF FORCING MAY LIMIT THE EXTENT AND INTENSITY OF THE ACTIVITY. SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED.
Be careful this weekend - especially those who will be driving and enjoying outdoor festivities such as Bloomin' Temple.