Severe thunderstorms possible Thursday, Friday

May 10, 2012 at 12:10 a.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for most of South Texas until 1 p.m Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

Large hail and damaging winds will be the main threats. Strong to severe thunderstorms will also be possible into Thursday night across all of South Texas.

Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will be possible. Locally heavy rainfall may develop with 1 to 2 inches of rain possible with isolated higher amounts.

Thunderstorm chances will continue across South Texas Friday into Saturday. A few storms may become strong on Friday with small hail and gusty winds.

The official forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high near 84 with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Thursday. East southeast wind between 6 and 15 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Showers and thunderstorms likely Thursday night. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 69. Southeast wind between 8 and 16 mph with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.



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