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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — As storms move across the area Thursday, weather is expected to be severe in some areas.
UPDATE: Thursday, March 16, 2:45-3:10 p.m.
A tornado warning has been issued for Stephens County until 3:30 p.m.
At 2:45 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 6 miles south of Bray, moving east at 40 mph.
Ping pong ball size hail is another possibility with this storm.
Radar has indicated rotation with this storm.
Just before 3 p.m., Meteorologist Noah Trombley reported that a storm spotter had observed a tornado on the ground 7 miles north of Velma.
Jack County in Texas is now also under a severe thunderstorm warning. At 2:40 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located near Possum Kingdom Lake, or 18 miles west of Mineral Wells.
The storm was moving east at 45 miles per hour.
At 2:53, a new severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Clay and Jefferson Counties.
A severe thunderstorm was located with radar 7 miles northwest of Bellevue, moving northeast at 60 mph.
60 mph wind gusts and quarter-sized hail are risks with this storm.
At 2:57, a severe storm warning for the same storm was issued for Montague County until 4 p.m.
Just before 3:10 p.m., a severe storm warning was issued for Jack, Montague and Wise Counties until 4:15 p.m.
At 3:08 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located 7 miles north of Jacksboro, moving northeast at 40 miles per hour.
UPDATE: Thursday, March 16, 2:30 p.m.
Several counties in southern Oklahoma are under severe thunderstorm warnings.
A severe warning for Comanche, Cotton and Stephens counties until 3:15 p.m.
Winds are expected to reach up to 60 miles per hour. Quarter-size hail is a possibility with this storm.
The storm is moving east through Texoma.
A Tornado Watch was issued in the following counties on Thursday, March 16, 2023; Archer, Clay, Cotton, Jefferson, Stephens, and Wichita Counties until 8 p.m.
When a Tornado Watch is issued, that means that all of the ingredients to produce a tornado are in place. A watch simply means what it sounds like: Watch the sky and weather radar in case severe weather forms.
In addition to the Tornado Watch the following counties are under a Thunderstorm Warning: Comanche, Cotton and Tillman until 2:15 p.m.
Hazards during these storms include baseball size hail and 60 MPH wind gusts.
This story will update with any watches and warnings as they are issued. Stick with Texoma’s Weather Authority on Texoma’s Homepage as we bring you the latest.