Strong storms move through Houston area

Strong thunderstorms are leaving flooding rain across parts of Houston.

A warm front moving in from the Gulf is triggering severe thunderstorms in the warm winter air. A few of the storms could even contain large hail. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Travis says a more powerful Pacific storm system will blow into Texas this weekend, bringing a small chance of more hailstorms Saturday afternoon, followed by a windstorm Saturday night and Sunday morning. Winds are expected to range in the 20-40 mph range Sunday with gusts up to 55 mph, especially offshore. Gale watches have been posted for our local waters for the weekend.

These winds will blow in a cooler, drier Pacific air mass, pushing temperatures back to normal Monday with lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s.

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