However, they will also be fading/weakening as they move through so severe weather is not a big concern with the morning activity. Large hail and damaging winds are the primary threats.
Counties now under a tornado watch through 5 p.m. include: Bowie, Camp, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rusk, Smith, Titus, Upshur and Wood.
To decide if the storms qualify as severe, storm spotters and sheriff's offices will be watching for hail the size of a quarter and reporting any damage to the Little Rock office, Clarke said. Daytime temperatures will be in the 40s and 50s on Wednesday - making tomorrow the coolest day of the week (yes, you read that correctly). Rain is in the forecast for the weekend. The chance of precipitation is 80 percent.
Winds are predicted around 10-15 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Isolated showers are predicted Wednesday morning in Houston, with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
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Strong to severe storms continue to push across Alabama at this hour. The high will be near 51.
Winds will be powerful out of the north at around 20 to 25 miles per hour. Rainfall amounts of 4 to 7 inches will be possible including some locally heavier amounts. It will be mostly cloudy with a low of around 50 and southeast winds of 3-5 miles per hour.
An ENHANCED RISK for severe weather has been posted for the western counties/parishes across our area in anticipation of severe storms late Saturday into early Sunday morning. The low will be around 50. This weekend, parts of Arkansas could drown out Wednesday's rainfall numbers and get more than 8 inches, Clarke said.
Temperatures warm to near 90° again for Friday and Saturday afternoon. The severe weather predicted for Friday and Saturday carry a higher risk of flash and river flooding.