UPDATE: Threat for Tornadoes Escalating over Southeast Texas!

Storms will continue to intensify over southeast Texas over the next several hours.  These storms will shortly be capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and even isolated tornadoes.  A tornado watch has been issued for the area, valid through 1 pm CST.

A cold front is moving towards southeast Texas, where plenty of warm Gulf moisture has been pooling.  Despite the atypical time of day, storms are expected to organize and intensify through this morning.  A squall line could form and roll east across southeast Texas and into southwest Louisiana by this afternoon or evening.  The Houston metro area will be most at risk between about noon and 2 pm.

Pay close attention to your local emergency broadcasts in case tornado warnings are issued for your area!  We’ll issue updates as needed today as the severe outbreak unfolds.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest information.