Hello South Texas Emergency Managers, Media Partners, and Spotters,
The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has highlighted the South Texas area is a slight risk for tonight. A strong cold front is on schedule to surge into South Texas after midnight tonight. Numerous thunderstorms are expected to develop along the front as it moves into a warm and unstable airmass over South Texas. In addition a strong upper level storm system will combine with this front to enhance the thunderstorm and severe weather potential. SPC's high resolution computer model (seen below) simulates how the storms may develop tonight. The front and associated storms should reach a Cotulla to Victoria line just after midnight. Reaching a Port Lavaca to Mathis to Encinal line by 3am. Then off the coast near Corpus Christi before daybreak. Strong damaging winds and large hail are the primary threat tonight.
Rainfall amounts will range from 1/4" near Laredo, to 1/2" in Corpus Christi, to over an inch in Victoria.
Weather Outlook for upcoming week:
Windy and much cooler conditions will develop in the wake of the front Tuesday. Wednesday will be cloudy, windy, and cool with highs only in the upper 50s to lower 60s. There could be some light rain on Wednesday as well. Expect clearing skies by Thursday, but it will still be windy and very dry, which could result in a high fire danger.
We have activated Skywarn for tonight. All storm spotters please report any severe weather to the NWS at 888-579-9731 (unlisted).
Amateur Radio Nets:
The NWS Amateur Radio Skywarn Net will be in operation tonight beginning at 11pm. Larry will be the operator, and our call sign is N5CCW. Ham radio nets in the Victoria area, George West have also been notified and are on standby.
Stay Safe Everyone!
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
300 Pinson Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78406361-289-0959 (24 hour forecaster)
888-579-9731 (Severe Weather Reports)
361-299-1354 (Voice Mail)