Wednesday, May 30, 2012 By The City of Southlake
UPDATED: Severe Weather Possible Early Thursday Morning
Update at 8:00 AM: Storms are tapering off as a cold front pushes through the area. This will bring an end to our precipitation chances as the front moves south throughout the morning.
Update at 3:00 AM: The remnants of a line of storms is beginning to push through the area. These storms are not severe and should clear out by the morning.
Update at 11:00 PM: Storms are beginning to roll through the area. These storms carry the potential for dime size hail and wind gusts to 40 mph, but are not severe at this time. An additional line of storms is expected to come through the area around 5:00 am. It is not known how intense these storms will be when they reach North Texas.
Southlake and surrounding cities are looking at the possibility of severe weather early Thursday morning. The storms are expected to arrive in the Southlake area between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m. According to the National Weather Service the storms will move south to southeast with winds that could be in excess of 70 miles per hour. “These types of storms can be very dangerous, especially since they come through when most people are asleep. Because of this, it’s very important for people to stay informed,” said Kyle Taylor, Southlake’s emergency management coordinator. “Either tune in to your favorite TV or radio station for the latest information, or turn on your NOAA radio for regular updates.” Taylor also indicated that large hail and an isolated tornado, while unlikely, cannot be ruled out. City staff will be keeping a close eye on this storm throughout the evening. For the latest information follow the Office of Emergency Management on the DPS Facebook and Twitter page. For more information on emergency management and what you can do to stay informed, please visit www.cityofsouthlake.com/emergencymanagement.