Strong storms roll through Houston area

June 7, 2013 9:07:51 AM PDT
Severe weather with damaging wind and hail moved through the Houston area Thursday evening, causing damage and delaying high school graduations.

According to ABC13 Chief Meteorologist Tim Heller, strong thunderstorms moved through southeast Texas, dropping quarter-to-golf ball size hail along with heavy rain. Winds blowing 50-60 mph knocked trees down in New Caney, Dayton, Cleveland and north of Conroe.

At the peak of the storm, about 17,000 customers were without power.

But perhaps the biggest consequence of the night were high school graduations that had to be pushed back, affecting at least those for Dickinson and Clear Lake high schools.

"It's been confusing with the weather. They delayed it for over an hour before it even started," Dickinson parent David Trautman said.

"I think the school did everything they could to make reasonable decisions with the information they had and you can second guess any decision they would have made," Dickinson grandparent Mickey Ohlendor said.

"Sunny and warm weather will follow behind the rain on Friday," Heller said. "Although temps will warm into the low 90s, the humidity will be much lower."

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