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Marginal Risk for Severe Weather on Saturday

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible on Saturday with the passage of a cold front. Isolated thunderstorms could become strong to severe.
Rain and isolated thunderstorms are possible on Saturday along to just ahead of a strong cold front that is expected to move across SE TX. However, much like the last event, a strong cap is also forecast to be in place across the region. But, if there is enough clearing, the atmosphere could become unstable enough to support isolated strong to severe thunderstorms. Much of Southeast Texas has been placed under a Marginal Risk for severe weather (level 1 of 5) on Saturday…with rain chances starting over the Brazos Valley and Piney Woods during the early afternoon. Activity should continue moving south to the coast through early evening. Damaging wind gusts and large hail will be the primary threats.

In the wake of this cold front, strong gusty north winds will be developing across the bays and Gulf waters by Saturday evening. A Gale Watch is currently in effect for our marine areas, and could be upgraded to a Gale Warning on Saturday. Additionally, a Low Water Advisory may be needed Saturday night through Sunday, especially in the bays.

Rain chances should eventually come to an end from west to east in the afternoon and evening hours on Saturday. But, the elevated winds and seas will be slower to improve, more into the Sunday morning or afternoon time period.

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