Hail Chances Increasing For Parts Of Texas Tonight
A shortwave impulse is expected to move out of the Rockies into Texas later this evening into the overnight hours. A boundary is currently stretched across Texas and extends from around Houston to Austin and northward towards Abilene. As the impulse approaches, convergence along the boundary will increase. With these factors isolated to scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop along the boundary. Storms may initially be isolated supercells and eventually merge into a line. The best chance for hail will be with the isolated storms and as the storms merge into a line the threat will then transition to mainly a wind threat with isolated hail pockets.
As always we will be sending out text alerts if damaging hail hit high populations and we will have hail maps for all hail storms across the region. Below are a few maps showing hail size and the likelihood of hail at any one location. -Justin
-Max Hail Size: 1.75"
-Most Likely Area: Temple, TX