Evening forecast for Thursday, April 12

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          Tornado Watch issued for parts of Central Texas        Tornado watches are issued when favorable conditions exist for tornadoes to form

LOCAL Tornado Watch issued for parts of Central Texas Tornado watches are issued when favorable conditions exist for tornadoes to form

Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats but a tornado is also possible with these storms through late-evening.

The latest forecast calls for the rain to enter western Arkansas around 4 p.m. and push into central Arkansas between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Friday. Ample sunshine allows for the atmosphere to warm up and gain energy for storms to form later.

Dryline is moving a little slower than anticipated, so DFW now has a little better chance of seeing some storms this PM/eve.

According to the weather service, supercell thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening.

As you wake up on Saturday morning, showers and t-storms will likely be ongoing to our west.

Storms will move through the region overnight Saturday, generally weakening as they move into IL. So if you have a weather radio make sure it is on and the volume is turned up before you go to bed.

Managers at Kauffman Stadium say they are prepared in case severe weather strikes during the Royals' Friday night matchup with the Angels.

The app sends automatic alerts for watches and warnings affecting your area and features videos from the Live 5 team and an always-updated forecast. West of this line, a Slight Risk (threat level 2/5) of severe weather is posted. Expect at least a Severe Thunderstorm Watch to be issued, but wouldn't be surprised to see Tornado Watches. "The front will kind of fall apart early Sunday morning, but there's still a significant amount of wind energy associated with this".

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI: 12 a.m. - 3 p.m. Large hail, thunderstorm winds of 60 miles per hour or higher along with isolated tornadoes are all possible. Includes all areas of the Mid-South. In addition to the warm up, the wind will also be responsible for another high fire danger threat for much of KAKEland. While the tornado threat is low, it is not zero.

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