Damaging wind gusts and brief, line-embedded tornadoes will be our primary concerns starting in the early afternoon across the western half of the area.
With the colder air being ushered in after the cold front, freezing temperatures and areas of frost are possible Thursday morning. These storms will be capable of strong winds, some hail and an outside chance of a quick spin-up tornado within the line.
"Anytime there is a potential for 20 to 30 mile per hour winds, that could be a problem", said Stanforth. Average highs are in the low to mid 50s, and some of us may not see the 50s until the middle of the month. Thunderstorms will continue this afternoon into the evening and those storms could be strong to severe, the Times news gathering partner WTHR reports. The storms should slowly weaken as they track toward the east. Here's your First Alert reminder for the potential for overnight severe storms as a cold front marches from northwest to southeast across the Bayou State. The area at greatest risk for tornadoes will be southern IN and western Kentucky.
On Wednesday, it's expected to be cloudy and windy with a high of 40 and a low of 27 degrees, according to weather.com.
Lows Thursday morning could fall all the way down into the low to mid 40s. If you do not already have our Storm Team 4 Weather app, head to your app store and search "nbc4 wx" its free, and GREAT TOOL to have during severe weather season.
We are tracking a large weather system moving in from the west today.
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Another chance for stormy weather looks to roll into Central Texas and the Austin area Tuesday afternoon into the evening.