Severe weather threat today:
We are starting the day with rain and a handful of lightning strikes. The winds are also getting stronger. A wind advisory is in effect until 6pm Tuesday for northwesterly winds 20-30mph with gusts 40-45 mph.
Weather spotters confirmed a tornado near Lower Van Road and FM 2025 in San Jacinto County. Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. This tornado will be near Livingston, Goodrich, Lake Livingston State Park, and West Livingston around 2:25 p.m.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Brazoria and Harris counties until 5 p.m.
Tornado Watch issued for Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, Waller, Washington and Wharton counties until 9 p.m.
We now have an enhanced threat of severe weather along a line from Huntsville, Houston to Galveston and east. An enhanced risk means two things:
It’s more likely we’ll get a tornado or two with damaging winds possible.
And there is now a 10% chance of a long track greater than EF2 tornado forming.
The timing is our western cities around 3pm
The coast 6-7pm
Please have your notifications on to receive warnings if they are issued.
I don’t think flooding will be an issue today. The main line of storms is moving too fast for to get excessive rain amounts. The low flood threat starts along I-45 this afternoon with the greater threat to our east. This is where the storm will slow down tonight.
After Monday’s storms temperatures lower Tuesday to Wednesday morning. We have another chance of rain Friday. This front will lower morning temperatures to the lower and mid-30s this weekend. Our third front arrives Monday on Martin Luther King Day. This will also bring cold mornings next week.
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