Front could bring hail, strong winds, and possible tornadoes

FROM STAFF REPORTS

WeatherA severe thunderstorm that could include large, damaging hail appears to have the Highland Lakes in its path.

According to the National Weather Service, a front pushing through Wednesday, April 17, could trigger isolated to severe thunderstorms as it mixes with moisture-laden, warm air from the Gulf of Mexico.

The storm could bring damaging winds as well as a possible isolated tornado, according to the NWS.

The area could experience drizzle and patchy fog Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with wind gusts up to 25 mph. Then the weather pattern, pushed by a cold front, will increase the chance of shower and thunderstorms to 40 percent during the late morning and afternoon Wednesday.

The chance of showers and thunderstorms increase to 60 percent Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Some of the storms could be severe with large hail, strong winds, and possible isolated tornadoes.

But the storms should move through by Thursday morning. According to the NWS, Thursday looks to be mostly sunny, quite breezy, but with a high of about 70 degrees. The clear weather continues Good Friday through Easter Sunday with high temperatures returning to the lower 80s.

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