Severe weather chances going up for Halloween (Wednesday)

The chance of severe weather tomorrow (Wednesday, October 31) has increased. This is due to a potential squall line capable of producing damaging winds with a southward moving cold front. Storms behind the front may produce hail. The risk for tornadoes is low, but not zero. That tornado risk would increase if we saw discrete thunderstorm development occur ahead of the cold front and dryline. Given the potential for an organized squall line, we may see some embedded stronger areas of damaging wind gusts and brief tornadoes.  We’ve also bumped the ‘start’ time closer to noon to account for some stronger storm threat (hail) behind the southward moving cold front. We’ll have a detailed blog forecast posted this afternoon with the latest on Wednesday’s storm chances.

Remember that fall is our secondary severe weather season in Texas. Although the last several years have taught us all that every season can be severe weather season. Be mindful of that and keep an eye on the forecast for Wednesday. Obviously, we don’t want a bunch of Halloween decorations getting blown half-way to Georgia.

You can always get your local weather forecast directly from the National Weather Service and via your local broadcast and digital meteorologists.

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