HOUSTON — We will see an increased threat of strong to severe storms move in by tonight.  

Severe thunderstorms are going to move through the heart of Houston and Harris County between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. 

There is a slight severe threat, which means strong wind gusts and strong hail are possible.

Winds are in excess of 40 mph. The National Weather Service says to secure light weight objects and to go indoors when thunder roars.

Here's a timeline: 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: The greatest storm threat will be overnight from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The severe threat is low but it's there. Brief heavy rain and minor street ponding, strong wind gusts and hail will be possible. The tornado threat is very low, but not zero, so we'll watch for that as well.

THURSDAY: Rain ends by early morning, then a north breeze and drier air will move in for Friday and the weekend.

Our meteorologists are going into weather watch Wednesday around 3 p.m. as the thunderstorms make their way to our area. 

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