Somervell County and North and Central Texas are under tornado watch. And severe weather is possible across most of North and Central Texas today.

The National Weather Service Dallas/Fort Worth issued a hazardous weather outlook at 3 a.m., stating Somervell and other counties across the region are under moderate risk of severe weather. That alert will remain in effect until 10 p.m.

Then, at 10:25 a.m., the area was placed under tornado watch, effective until 7 p.m.

Glen Rose ISD Superintendent Wayne Rotan sent a message to faculty, staff and parents across the district in response to the latter alert.

"A tornado watch simply means severe weather conditions could possibly lead to the development of a tornado," Rotan said. "Glen Rose ISD is monitoring weather conditions and is in contact with Somervell Emergency Management.  Each campus has a well-developed, comprehensive plan to prepare for emergency response."

If a threat of severe weather is imminent, students will be sheltered at their respective campuses.  No buses will be allowed to run until the threat of severe weather is cleared, Rotan said.

NWS said a cold front was expected to move southeast across North Texas with thunderstorms beginning near the Red River and spreading south and east throughout the day.

The storm is expected to bring frequent lightning, hail larger than two inches in diameter and damaging winds to parts of the region in addition to possible tornado activity.

By mid-afternoon, the storms are expected to evolve into a squall line increasing the potential of damaging winds.