Cold Front Almost Here
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A Tornado Watch is in effect for Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Wharton Counties until 4 p.m. ,Wednesday afternoon. A watch means conditions are
favorable for tornado formation.
These storms should move quickly to the east and are expected to clear out by noon Wednesday. Strong winds behind the front will usher in cooler and drier weather for the rest of the month.
A cold front moves in Wednesday morning bringing storms ahead of it. Windy weather will follow for Thursday. How bad could the storms get Wednesday morning? You have a 100% chance of getting some measurable rain, but there's only a 15% chance you'll be near a severe thunderstorm. Most of us will experience wind gusts over 40 mph, lightning and briefly heavy rainfall that could drop a quick inch of rain. Some segments of the storm line could produce severe wind gusts up to 60 mph. If any storms develop ahead of the main line, they could rotate and produce isolated tornadoes.
How windy will it get behind the front?
Wednesday's winds will gust up to 30 mph, but the winds will actually peak on Thursday with northwest winds at 25-35 mph and gusts up to 50 mph.
How does the weekend look?
It looks fantastic! We'll enjoy lots of sunshine with morning lows in the upper 40s/lower 50s and highs in the 70s.
What can we expect for Trick-or-Treat time on Halloween?
It should be nearly perfect with temperatures in the 70s, light winds, and low humidity under a mostly clear sky.
Is there anything of concern in the tropics?
Texas is normally done with hurricane season by mid-October. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog explains. We will continue to monitor the Pacific Ocean for any storms that could curve across Mexico and bring rain to Texas.