SEVERE STORM THREAT TODAY: Red hatched area could see golf ball size hail (1.75") or greater. Damaging wind gusts up to 75 mph will also be possible with these severe thunderstorms.— Elita Loresca (@ABC13Elita) April 9, 2020
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A cold front approaching late in the afternoon will help kick off thunderstorms as temps soar into the upper 80s. Some of those storms could build high enough to produce hail larger than golf balls and 60 mph wind gusts. The greatest risk for severe hailstorms stretches from the west side of Houston all the way to San Antonio.
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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