Gale wind warning expected for Friday

A gale warning is in effect from 9 a.m. until midnight on Friday into Saturday.

A severe weather threat continues to increase in likelihood late Friday evening overnight as a cold front moves through the Crossroads.

The slight risk that the National Weather Service previously reported has expanded.

A gale warning is in effect from 9 a.m. until midnight Friday into Saturday.

Strong winds will occur Friday as a low pressure system deepens over North Texas.

Wind gusts are expected to reach above gale force over the offshore waters of the Texas coast near Port Aransas, according to the weather service. Winds will be 25-30 knots with gusts up to 35 knots.

A small craft advisory is also in effect for the bays and near shore waters north of Port Aransas Friday through midnight Saturday.

These storms will be capable of producing hail up to the size of a quarter and strong wind gusts ranging from 55-65 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, the National Weather Service reported.

Friday will see a 20-50% chance of showers with that increasing to 80% Friday night. Temperatures peak at 79 degrees during the day and drop to 51 degrees at night.

Sunny skies are anticipated to return Saturday with a high of 61 and a low of 40.

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