Possible Storm Threat For Southeast Texas Overnight and Tomorrow! (credit: NWS Houston/Galveston, TX)
DISCUSSION: As a developing low pressure system continues to strengthen in the vicinity of the western Gulf Coast region, there will be an increased threat for stormy weather in and around the greater Houston/Galveston region. This will primarily be a result of a strong increase in the amount of warm air advection surging into this region as a consequence of strengthened southerly flow off the western/central Gulf of Mexico. In addition to the fact that there will be southeasterly/southerly flow closer to the surface, there is expected to be more southwesterly flow as you further up in the atmosphere. Hence, this clockwise turning of the winds with height (a.k.a. veritcally veering winds) favors the occurrence of rotating updrafts within forthcoming convection during the overnight period and into the day tomorrow. Hence, be sure to remain weather-ready during the overnight period and through the course of the day tomorrow by keeping aprised to the local NWS office, local weather radio, or local tv weather broadcaster for the most up-to-date weather-related information.
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