Hail, tornadoes possible in North Texas. Here’s the timeline for the severe weather

The National Weather Service has forecast possible severe weather for Dallas-Fort Worth, starting around 4 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m.

Bianca Garcia of the National Weather Service in Fort Worth said the most intense weather will come from west of the Metroplex and move through around 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.

She said the storms will continue to move east and have the possibility to become severe quickly. Very large hail and damaging wind gusts above 70 mph are possible.

“We can’t rule out the tornado potential, especially with the initial development along the dry line,” said Garcia.

The dry line is a boundary that separates moist and dry air masses that can become an “important factor in severe weather frequency,” according to the National Weather Service.

Garcia said the storm system should move east of the Metroplex around 10 p.m.

A tornado watch was issued by the NWS for North Texas in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday. The counties included in the watch are:

  • Tarrant

  • Dallas

  • Wise

  • Denton

  • Collin

  • Cooke

  • Johnson

  • Ellis

  • Hood

  • Parker

  • Rockwall

  • Navarro