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Severe Storms To Target Multiple Areas Tuesday

12 May 2020, 9:16 am

Strong to severe thunderstorms could target parts of Texas and Wyoming on Tuesday with large hail and damaging winds.

Tornadic storms were noted across parts of Texas on Tuesday. Take a look at this tornado that moved through Luling, Texas on Tuesday morning:

A tornado watch was issued for central Texas and several tornado warnings were issued for the area as well.

The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has issued a slight risk for severe storms on Tuesday (level two on a zero to five scale) for a big chunk of both Texas and Wyoming, with large hail and damaging winds the main threats in both places. You can see which areas are under the risk in the maps below:

In southeast Texas, heavy rain will be the primary threat today, but strong storms could also produce gusty winds, large hail and perhaps an isolated tornado or two here as well.

These storms should quickly dissipate after dark on Tuesday, as they’re primarily driven by daytime heating.


The storms that could hold on the longest into the night are the storms that develop in western Texas later on Tuesday. Those will eventually congeal into a big line, threatening large hail and, increasingly as the night wears on, damaging winds capable of downing trees and power lines.

Meanwhile in Wyoming, damaging winds and large hail could be a brief threat with storms that develop in northern parts of The Cowboy State.

“A few strong to briefly severe thunderstorms may develop near the Bighorn (Mountains) this afternoon and move quickly eastward across the outlook area. Supercellular and/or bowing modes are possible, with isolated severe gusts and hail,” the SPC wrote on Tuesday about the storm threat.

Here’s how the radar may look around dusk on Tuesday, with scattered storms winding down in Wyoming, and the bulk of the activity concentrated across Texas.

For Wednesday and Thursday, these storms will budge east. For more specific maps and details on those storms, click here.

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on these storms.

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