Scattered storms ahead of Wednesday night cold front

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- One more warm afternoon before temperatures come crashing down! A strong cold front will move in Wednesday evening bringing a broken line of showers and thunderstorms.

If you liked the spring-like weather on Tuesday, you'll enjoy Wednesday as well. Highs will top out in the mid to upper 70s before a cold front moves through after sunset through the midnight hour. Ahead of the front, we should see a broken line of showers and storms... forming near or just south of the Conroe area. A few storms could be severe.

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Here is today's latest forecast.

How strong will this next cold front be?
Pretty strong! It'll cause falling temperatures through the day on Thursday with temperatures staying in the low to mid 40s. At or near freezing temperatures are expected in Houston for Friday morning. We could also see another round of below freezing temps Saturday morning.

Will we see any severe weather Wednesday?
It is a possibility before the cold front moves in Wednesday night. Ahead of the front, we should have enough instability for a few strong to severe storms. Main threats include damaging wind gusts, 1" in diameter hail, and an isolated tornado. The front should push the storms off the coast by midnight.

Will we see any wintry precipitation behind this front?
It's possible but we are not expecting accumulations or anything widespread. If we see any light wintry precip, it would be early Friday morning. Again accumulations are not expected, but we will need to watch bridges and overpasses if any frozen precip does fall. Most of the precipitation that falls will be a cold rain.

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