One last round of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms is possible in the Brazos Valley through midnight. A few storms could be strong to severe, with damaging winds & hail being a concern. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Highest potential for severe weather is over the Northeastern Corner of the Brazos Valley.
A Vatican spokesman says Pope John Paul did observe Ash today in his hospital room, receiving ashes and inviting his doctors to stay for a special Mass.
The pope was visited by Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who says the pontiff looks "very well."
A severe bout with the flu and breathing spasms sent the pope to
the hospital last week. His hospitalization meant that for the first time in the 26 years of his term, John Paul was unable to lead Ash Wednesday services at the Vatican.
An American cardinal filled in at St. Peter's Basilica, saying the pope's spiritual presence could be felt, while others offered prayers for John Paul's recovery.
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