A disturbance will be entering Southeast Texas on Thursday bringing with it a line of strong to severe thunderstorms. This line of storms will enter the Bryan/College Station and Crockett areas around 2 to 4pm, then slowly move southeast through the evening and overnight hours. Currently, the highest potential for severe weather is north and northeast of Conroe, however, there is potential for severe weather in the late evening into overnight hours for areas along and east of I-45 all the way down to Galveston. The thunderstorms may persist into the coastal waters after 9pm bringing locally strong winds and high seas near the storms. The severe weather threat ends around 1-3am as the line of storms moves into East Texas and Louisiana.
The main severe weather concern is strong, damaging wind gusts that accompany the line of storms. However, isolated tornadoes, hail, and locally heavy rainfall will be possible. The line of strong thunderstorms will produce up to 1 to 2 inches of rain with isolated higher amounts. Isolated urban and small stream flooding/ponding is possible in areas of poor drainage.
HOT WEEKEND AHEAD
National Weather Service
The first weekend of summer-like conditions are expected this weekend as temperatures climb into the mid to upper 90s across most of the area. Saturday and Sunday look particularly hot as mostly sunny skies, light winds, and increased humidity will bring heat indices into the 100-105°F range. Typically the first few heat events of a season will be particularly hazardous as people have not yet adjusted to the heat.