Strong storm system approaching, prompting First Alert Weather Day

Posted at 3:23 PM, Oct 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-08 16:23:15-04

With a strong storm system approaching from the west, severe weather is possible on Tuesday. The First Alert Weather Team has issued a First Alert Weather Day for Oct. 9.

Some strong storms will be possible with heavy rain and damaging wind, but there’s a small threat for isolated tornadoes and large hail, which is prompting the First Alert Weather Day. It’s not a guarantee, but we’ll explain…

A line of storms will develop in West Texas Monday night and push east through the early morning hours Tuesday. 

A few of these storms may make it into our western counties Tuesday morning with locally heavy rain and gusty winds being the main threats.

One of the big question marks right now is whether a second round of storms develops Tuesday afternoon. This second line of storms would develop across the western half of Central Texas and move east across the area during the evening hours Tuesday. Strong winds in excess of 60 mph and heavy rain would be the main threats with this second line of storms.

Our second big question with Tuesday’s storm potential is whether storms develop ahead of the main line. If that happens then we could see supercell storms with a higher risk for large hail and isolated tornadoes. This is not a guarantee, but definitely something to watch.

Make sure you’re prepared with the First Alert Weather App downloaded and ready to go on your smartphone! It’s been a while, but the active weather is back and we could see everything from flood warnings to severe thunderstorms to tornado warnings on Tuesday. It’s not a guarantee, but we’ll keep you up to date and safe throughout the afternoon and evening.

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