Texoma residents should be aware of severe weather expected this week, which includes a small chance of tornadoes.

Texoma residents should be aware of severe weather expected this week, which includes a small chance of tornadoes.


The upcoming weather is part of a larger trend of a tornado threat returning to the southern plains of the United States, according to a written release from AccuWeather.


Tuesday is expected to be clear of any precipitation, said meteorologist Amanda Schroeder of the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office.


Both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon have a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms, Schroeder said. The storms could potentially include damaging winds, hail and possibly tornadoes.


Thursday is expected to be the most active day of the week in terms of severe weather, the release said. Dallas, Waco and Tyler are among the Texas cities that fall into the path of Thursday’s severe weather outbreak.


No thunderstorms are expected for Friday at this time, Schroeder said. Saturday, there is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.


While tornadoes remain a possibility, "the running total of tornadoes so far this year is lagging behind average," according to the AccuWeather release. However, meteorologists predict this means that the severe weather and tornado threat will spike later in the year than usual.