Storms move into SE Texas

A view of live Mega Doppler 13 at 10pm Sunday

April 16, 2012 6:58:07 AM PDT
Strong storms are making their way through our area this morning after a strong cap in the atmosphere kept storms at bay in our area Sunday evening.

A hail storm is pushing into Wharton County and is moving northeast toward Houston.

Earlier this morning, training thunderstorms sat between Angleton and Lake Jackson in Brazoria County and dumped over 4 inches of rain east of Highway 288.

Based on the position of the front and highest moisture levels, the heaviest rain and greatest threat of training thunderstorms will likely stay south of HWY 59, primarily in our coastal counties.

Storms are developing north and south of the front, so we could easily see it get active over Houston once the atmosphere warms up.

If the cap in the atmosphere had not kept those strong storms from developing Sunday afternoon, we could have expected possible hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes.

Instead, the only major problem in our area was in Galveston where strong winds and seven- to eight-foot surfs flooded beaches Sunday.

Officials requested the National Weather Service post rip current advisory signs Sunday. People were also ordered off the jetties.

The ABC13 Weather team said the cool front was slowly moving south and was in far northwest Harris County around 10pm.

Most of the rain Sunday evening was in the form of quick-hitting showers. The one exception was a severe storm that moved through Victoria and Edna, which weakened after it passed through that area.

Meteorologist Travis Herzog will be following the storms today to let you know what to expect as you prepare for your day. Please stay with Eyewitness News and for updates as they become available.

You can track the storm using our live Mega Doppler 13 radar and street-level interactive weather map.

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