FIRST ALERT: Powerful thunderstorms move in late tonight

FIRST ALERT: Powerful thunderstorms move in late tonight

WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) - The threat of large hail, damaging winds and even tornadoes returns to Texas this evening with severe thunderstorms expected to develop in the Panhandle late this afternoon. These Panhandle storms will produce very large hail and a few tornadoes. Initially this threat will be west of the Newschannel 6 viewing area. After sunset, these storms will move east and into Texoma.

After dark, the threat of tornadic storms becomes slight but damaging straight line winds and large hail are still a concern as these thunderstorms sweep east toward Lawton and Wichita Falls. The best chance of storms in Texoma will actually be after midnight and through the early morning hours. The biggest uncertainty in the forecast is if strong storms will redevelop Wednesday afternoon. If they do, they will impact areas mainly east of Wichita Falls. Wednesday night, winds become northerly behind a cold front bringing a cooler finish to the work week.

John Cameron, First Alert Meteorologist

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