A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for all of southeast Texas north of our coastal counties until 10pm. Hail up to baseball size and winds up to 75 mph are possible. https://t.co/J63npTEwBP pic.twitter.com/XtrxK2SmmH— David Tillman (@TillmanWeather) April 9, 2020
A cold front approaching late this afternoon will help kick off thunderstorms as temps soar into the upper 80s. Some of those storms could build high enough to produce hail up to baseball size, and wind gusts up to 75mph. The greatest risk for severe hailstorms stretches from the west side of Houston all the way to San Antonio. As far as timing goes, the Houston area is most likely to experience severe weather between 4pm and 8pm. The street flooding risk will last into the 10pm hour, then rapidly fade after midnight.
The cold front causing these storms will cool things off going into Easter weekend. Good Friday will start with a few lingering showers in the morning and temperatures stuck in the 60s all afternoon.
It appears more storms are likely Saturday and Saturday night, possibly continuing into Easter morning. Some of the storms Saturday night could also become severe. We should dry out Easter afternoon.
A stronger cold front arriving right after Easter Sunday could push our low temperatures down into the 40s next week! You can expect mild, sunny afternoons in the 60s and 70s for a few days.
Houston area officials remind residents to take the following precautions when heavy rainfall is in the forecast:
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