Changes Since Last Update: A Wind Advisory for areas roughly west of an Angleton to Sugar Land to Hempstead to Bryan line through 4 PM. Strong southerly winds of 20 to 25 mph with frequent gusts above 30 mph possible today.
Severe weather potential remains unchanged.
A line of thunderstorms will move across the region this afternoon and evening, with some of these thunderstorms capable of producing severe weather for parts of the region. While all of Southeast Texas is at risk for experiencing strong to severe thunderstorms, the best chances appear to be north of a Brenham to Livingston line. These thunderstorms will clear the region by early Saturday morning, with no hazardous weather anticipated through Sunday.
There is still a very slight chance the line of storms could extend to Houston and the coast in the evening. The severe weather threat should still be primarily north of Houston. Still strong storms could be possible embedded in the line with gusty winds and lightning possible.
Main Hazards (in order of likelihood)
- Damaging winds & Lightning
- An isolated tornado or two
- Locally heavy rain (overall flood threat will be low as storms will move quickly)
NWS Houston/Galveston Webpage: www.weather.gov/houston
AHPS Webpage: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=hgx
Charles Roeseler and Paul Lewis