An isolated risk for strong and severe thunderstorms returns to the forecast across parts of Texas. A quick-moving system moving out of the Rockies will bring rain showers and thunderstorms to the Southern Plains and Texas Gulf Coast now through Wednesday. Many areas are parched and in need of this moisture, especially the Panhandle region.
As far as severe weather is concerned, the risk will be isolated in nature. A few thunderstorms may produce damaging wind gusts and sizable hail into Tuesday night. This includes areas of West Texas, such as Abilene and Lubbock.
By Wednesday, the lower Rio Grande river valley will have the potential for severe weather. Clusters of thunderstorms will spread south and east during the day and linger Wednesday night.
Rainfall will likely be on the lighter side, with totals generally under one inch. But with widespread drought, every drop of water counts!
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-Meteorologist Joe Astolfi