Houston forecast: Severe storms possible


by KHOU.com staff


Posted on February 20, 2013 at 11:47 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 9:29 AM

HOUSTON -- Take your time as you are driving overnight and early Thursday morning because it’s a rainy and windy mess out there, said KHOU 11 News Chief Meteorologist David Paul.

Lows overnight Wednesday will hover around 60 degrees with fog , drizzle and wind gusts up to 25 mph.

The storms will move into the Houston area early Thursday morning. By 6 a.m., individual thundershowers will begin popping up in the north and west counties.

From 9 a.m. to noon, the strongest storms will move in. We could see tornadic activity in the northern counties. While the tornadic threat is slight, if we do see tornadoes, it will be in a line from College Station to Conroe to Liberty and the surrounding areas to the north and east.

The cold air moving in could also produce nickel or quarter-sized hail.

By 3 p.m., the storms will move out and temps will be in the 70’s.

There’s a slight chance for a sprinkle Friday morning, but then the day will improve and we’ll have sunshine and temps near 70 in the afternoon.

There will be a mix of clouds and sun on Saturday with a high near 70 degrees. There’s another slight rain chance on Sunday and a high of 71 degrees.

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