Storm brings chances of rain, hail, tornadoes
Jan. 7, 2013 at 5:05 p.m.
Updated Jan. 6, 2013 at 7:07 p.m.
Strong to severe thunderstorms with heavy rainfall are possible Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
The storm could also bring marginally large hail, damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes.
The severe weather is the result of a potent upper level storm system that was expected to move into Northwestern Mexico on Monday night and then south of the Texas Big Bend by early Wednesday morning.
This system will mainly impact the Victoria area Tuesday through Wednesday.
The warm front will continue to move north through South Texas on Tuesday evening.
The concern for strong to severe thunderstorms will continue Tuesday night as the upper level storm system moves closer to the area.
Thunderstorms are expected to develop over Mexico and the Edwards Plateau Region Tuesday night along a Pacific cold front, then progress southeastward late Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
An organized convective line of showers and thunderstorms will be possible ahead and along the Pacific cold front by early Wednesday morning, which could produce damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and marginally large hail.
In addition to the potential for severe weather, locally, heavy rainfall will also be possible.
The greatest concern for heavy rainfall will be over the northeastern Coastal Bend and Victoria area, especially Tuesday night and Wednesday.
Heavy rainfall with this event could lead to 5 to 6 inches in isolated parts of the northeastern portions of the Crossroads.