Three severe weather watches have been issued for the Plains. Two of these watches are severe thunderstorm watches, while a large watch box has been put out for parts of Oklahoma and Texas.
Surface based instability is very high in Texas, where some very strong storms are currently being observed. Considering the Storm Prediction Center is placing the tornado threat to the north, it appears large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats for the Southern Plains.
There is a lot of spinning ongoing in north central Texas, combined with abundant shearing and a very active environment, the chances for tornadoes are high. A tornado warning has already been issued to the north of Abilene.
TODAY IS A STORM ACTION DAY.