In addition, mock alerts will be issued on NOAA Weather Radios and many communities will sound their tornado sirens to test their emergency severe weather plans.
The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for the Ozarks into Friday night.
The main event is looking to be from 4 through 9 p.m.
Temperatures do cool down slightly with highs in the middle 70s on Friday. You should notice rapidly growing clouds by noon to 2 p.m.
In its forecast, the Storm Prediction Center said they have "upgraded to a tornado-driven moderate risk centered on the Ark-La-Tex to central AR with the potential for several tornadoes to occur within this region late today through tonight".
Severe thunderstorms will likely develop this afternoon with the potential of large hail and isolated tornadoes.
The scattered storms that are moving through East Texas at this time are not expected to become severe, a few may be fairly strong, but the more severe weather is beginning to form north and northwest of the Dallas/Fort Worth area at this time. "There's a strong possibility of strong damaging winds, but not to the degree we saw April 3", Pritchett said.
Unfortunately, the temps will go back down as the frontal boundary passes for the upcoming weekend.
He said the frontal system could arrive as early as Saturday morning. Moisture remnants may be frozen so I can't rule out a touch of sleet, rain/snow mix or wet snow for periods on Saturday.
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