TORNADO WATCH expired for the Brazos Valley
Severe threat ends into the overnight
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Final update: The severe threat has ended across the area. Cooler weather is moving through as we speak!
5 PM TUESDAY UPDATE: The National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center have expired the tornado watch for most (but not all) of the Brazos Valley. The severe threat is much lower as we continue into the evening hours of tonight.
The TORNADO WATCH continues in Trinity County until 10 PM tonight. The main concern for severe weather continues to be in East Texas and Northern Louisiana tonight.
The severe weather threat has decreased for the rest of tonight. As the front moves through, there could be another rounds of storms throughout the evening. However, the threat of tornadoes and intense severe weather is decreasing.
Expect strong winds and heavy rain. Still cannot rule out the possibility of small hail just yet.
While every storm is not expected to be severe, the atmosphere today is capable of:
- A few tornadoes. A couple intense (EF2+) are possible
- Damaging wind gusts up to 70mph
- Large hail anywhere between the size of a quarter and a ping-pong ball
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As a cold front approaches from the north, isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop ahead of the north wind shift. Those individual storms could rotate, creating the severe weather potential for the day. The general timeline for active weather is confined between midday and sunset, with storms and the overall concern ending from north-northwest to east-southeast.
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