Tornado Watch Extended Until 10PM
As of 3PM on 4/19/2020 the tornado watch was extended until 10PM: A tornado watch is in effect for all of SE Texas. Thunderstorms have begun to develop over SE TX, especially along and near I-10. Air mass is becoming increasingly unstable. The approach of an upper level system from the west and a Pacific cool front along with veering wind profiles will support the formation of scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms.
Storms may become severe with the following hazards:
- Isolated tornados (mainly N of I-10)
- Large hail (a few hail report could exceed 2.5 inches in diameter)
- Damaging winds (60mph or greater)
While the tornado watch includes the entire area, the greatest threat will be generally along and N of US 59 to the west of Houston and then along and N of I-10 east of Houston.
For Your Protection
- Move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
- Prepare immediately for large hail and deadly cloud to ground lightning.
- Seek shelter inside a well-built structure.
- Stay away from windows.
Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately. Lightning is one of nature’s leading killers. Remember, if you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.
Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding.
Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.
Posted by Bob Rehak on 4/19/2020 at 9:30am and updated with new radar at 3pm.
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