HOUSTON (KTRK) --Strong thunderstorms could develop for the drive home today. Meteorologist Travis Herzog says sunshine will warm temps into the upper 70s, then a warm front moving in from the Gulf could trigger 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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