Strong Christmas front to bring storms, much colder weather

December 24th, 2012 at 10:25 pm by under Weather

Strong to severe thunderstorms remain possible Christmas morning for areas along and east of Interstate 35. The main concerns with these thunderstorms will be damaging wind gusts and hail. Behind the cold front, gusty northwest winds and dry air will bring increasing fire weather concerns during the afternoon. Northwest winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph, with gusts near 40 mph, along and in wake of the cold front. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 9 AM to 7 PM Tuesday. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from Noon to 7 PM Tuesday.

Mostly clear and cold nights, with a freeze Tuesday Night and Wednesday Night. Mostly sunny and cool during the day Wednesday, with afternoon highs below normal. Mostly Sunny on Thursday, with warmer afternoon highs. Lows Tuesday Night in the 20s over the Hill Country and in the upper 20s to low 30s over adjacent parts of South Central Texas. Highs Wednesday in the upper 40s over the Hill Country to the low 50s over adjacent parts of South Central Texas. Lows Wednesday Night near 20 to low 20s over the Hill Country to the 20s and near 30 over adjacent parts of South Central Texas. Highs Thursday in the upper 50s over the Hill Country and near 60 to the low 60s over adjacent parts of South Central Texas.

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