NWS UPDATE: Severe Storms Possible Sunday Night

From: National Weather Service, Fort Worth
Date: Friday, 22 January 2021 9:53 CDT

Bottom Line

Widespread thunderstorms are expected late Sunday and through Sunday night. Some thunderstorms may be severe with damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes being the main threats. Locally heavy rainfall will also be possible.


  • Widespread thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front moving out of West Texas and into North and Central Texas late Sunday. These storms will likely congeal into a line and move across the region through Sunday night, exiting to the east some time Monday morning.
  • While some uncertainty on the exact timing and locations still exists, confidence is increasing that some thunderstorms may be severe.
  • Conditions will be favorable for primarily a damaging wind threat, though a few tornadoes may also be possible with this quickly advancing line of storms..
  • Rainfall accumulations of up to two inches will be possible near and east of Interstate 35, with locally higher amounts in excess of three inches possible. This could lead to minor flooding in flood-prone areas.

Area of Concern


Threats/Hazardous Weather Types


Forecaster Confidence


General Timing


What We Are Certain Of:

  • Widespread thunderstorms developing across the region late Sunday ahead of a cold front.
  • A few storms may be severe.

What We Are Less Certain Of:

  • Exact location of the greatest severe weather threat.
  • The degree of the tornado threat.

When will the next email update be sent?

  • The next email update will be sent by 10:00 a.m. CST Saturday.

Additional Resources
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