Houston Forecast: Severe thunderstorms, isolated tornadoes

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on November 26, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 27 at 12:19 AM

HOUSTON – Severe thunderstorms will move through southeast Texas late Monday evening bringing heavy rains, gusty winds and possibly hail, KHOU 11 News Meteorologist David Paul said Monday afternoon.

The storms, which are part of a cold front, will move through the northwest communities of Brenham, College Station, Tomball, Conroe and Columbus at about 10 p.m. and will make their way through Houston and Sugar Land by midnight, Paul said.

The storms will push out to Galveston and coastal communities by 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The cold front will bring brief heavy rain and gusty winds for most communities, but the northeast counties of Polk and San Jacinto should be on the lookout for isolated tornadoes and straight line wind damage, Paul said.

The storms are expected to bring a quarter to half an inch of rainfall to the area.

Temperatures were in the low-80s for much of the afternoon on Monday, but will drop to the 50s in the evening as the front moves through. The storms are expected to be clear of the area by 6 a.m. on Tuesday.

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