Severe Weather Potential for Friday

Still expecting the potential for strong to severe storms across Southeast Texas on Friday, but uncertainty still remains and a lot depends on how the local environment shapes up on Friday.

  • A surface low is expected to develop over Central Texas on Friday.
  • The Storm Prediction Center has placed our northeastern counties in a Slight Risk, and our southwestern counties in a Marginal Risk.
  • Primary threats are damaging winds and large hail. We cannot rule out isolated tornadoes either.
  • The Environment looks very conditional  for severe storms to develop, but once again, a lot depends on surface temperatures and the ability for convection to break through that “cap” in the atmosphere.
  • Even if storms are not able to break that “cap”, conditions higher up in the atmosphere are still conducive for hail production.
  • Timing: Friday Afternoon and Evening approximately 5PM to 10PM.
  • The threat for strong/severe weather will dissipate late overnight on Friday. Although precipitation and rain will still occur through Saturday morning (see precipitation forecast below), no strong or severe storms are expected early Saturday morning.
  • With rainfall accumulations ranging from a few hundredths of an inch to approximately 0.5 inches, No Flash Flooding is Expected .