Timeline: When to expect a chance for severe weather in Houston area today

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HOUSTON — Spring is a time when summer is trying to move in while winter tries to hold on. That can set up some big temperature swings, and the threat for severe thunderstorms. 

That threat for severe storms will come Thursday afternoon and evening, as the first of several cold fronts moves in. Hail, wind gusts 40-60 mph and isolated tornadoes will all be possible with Thursday’s storms.

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The greatest chance to see severe conditions will be in our southwest counties.

The radar will be busy as the line of thunderstorms moves in during the late afternoon and early evening hours.

For Friday, the front will be past us, but still lingering nearby.  As high pressure moves from the Central Plains to the Mid Mississippi River Valley, we’ll have a cool, northeasterly breeze.  If we couple that with the cloud cover, and scattered showers, we’ll see our air feel chilly and temps run in the 60s most of the day.  We may hit 70 for a daytime high, but the chances of that are low.  Think of how this past Saturday was; we had our high early in the day, clouds and showers lingers and our temps trended in the 50s.  We’ll be seeing that forecast almost repeat for this coming Friday, although a touch warmer.

By Saturday, with more rain in the forecast, we’ll still have a cool feeling in the air.  Although the showers will come through nearly all day long.  Temps want to get into the low 70s.  Saturday could be a washout.

The rain and storms should be fading away during Easter Sunday morning, setting up for a nice afternoon.  The sun will be warming up the air, and temps look to get into the low 80s.  Save those Easter Egg Hunts for the afternoon hours.  Although the ground will be soggy from all the rain coming our way,

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