NWS Update – Strong Thunderstorms Possible Tonight (10/24/22)

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Bottom Line
A cold front will push through the region tonight into early tomorrow morning bringing with it a good chance of showers and thunderstorms. A few thunderstorms could be strong to severe, producing locally damaging wind gusts and isolated tornadoes.

What Has Changed?

  • Storms are forecast to move through a little faster and arrive slightly earlier. However, no significant fundamental changes were made to the forecast.

A cold front will push through Southeast Texas late tonight through early Tuesday morning.  A line of thunderstorms is expected to materialize along the frontal boundary. The line is expected to enter our western counties by around 9PM and push offshore by the 5AM to 6AM time frame. These storms could easily produce wind gusts of 30-40 mph. A few strong to severe embedded thunderstorms along the line will be capable of producing localized damaging wind gusts over 60MPH. Isolated, brief tornadoes cannot be ruled out as the line pushes through our region. The storms will likely produce brief locally heavy rainfall. However, the flood threat will be mitigated by the dry ground and existing drought conditions in the area as well as the fast motion of the storms. Strong winds are likely over our coastal waters tomorrow morning as the storms push offshore. Storms could easily produce higher gusts over the water than they will over land.


If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the National Weather Service – Houston/Galveston at the phone numbers listed in the Resources section above.

Sent by Victoria Clifton, EHCMA, on behalf of:

Jenniffier S. Hawes
District Coordinator
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Office and/or Cell:  281-642-0312