POWERFUL STORMS are breaking out in North Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas near noon, some will be moving into major cities there. Hail is expected to be a big factor today. Tornado watch a bit west of Dalas, one warning currently.

Looks as if things went off with solar heating and upper air disturbance rushing over. If you are in this area and to the north and northeast, keep up on your local weather reports. Unless you don’t mind being taken by surprise running into this while out and about.

NOAA Photo Library Image - nssl0003

Large hail collects on streets and grass during severe thunderstorm. Larger stones appear to be nearly 2 to 3 inches in diameter.

Image ID: nssl0003, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)