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Severe weather likely Tuesday

by Conley Isom

CENTRAL TEXAS - The Severe Prediction Center has expanded the moderate risk for severe weather and it now includes the northern half of Central Texas. This means it is becoming more likely that we will see severe across the area. Isolated tornadoes, large hail, straight line winds, and deadly lightning are all threats this afternoon and evening.

The cause for the storms is that second disturbance we have been talking about the past few days. The dynamics are much stronger, meaning there is a lot of energy for thunderstorms to develop. The winds are also favorable for tornadoes, with a lot of turning in the atmosphere expected.

Two types of storms are going to be possible. First will be super cell storms that could form late in the afternoon. These will be the ones that could produce tornadoes. Second, another squall line will take shape Tuesday evening to our northwest as a cold front heads our way. The main threat with the line of storms will be hail and straight line winds.

Check out the First Alert Weather Blog for more information!

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