Storms in South Texas could easily become severe Wednesday night

Hail, gusty winds main threats

By Justin Horne - Weather Authority Meteorologist/Reporter, Sarah Spivey - Meteorologist

SAN ANTONIO - Less than a week after the area's last round of severe storms, South Texas will be under the gun again Wednesday night.

A potent, springlike storm system will bring a chance of storms to much of Texas. Here's what you can expect.

TIMING: Most of Wednesday will be warm, humid and generally quiet.  By the late afternoon and evening hours, a slight chance for storms will arise across the Hill Country and Edwards Plateau. Eventually, the storms will form into a line of storms, which will move east during the overnight hours.  Those in San Antonio can expect the storms to arrive during the nighttime hours -- between 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

WHAT: When storms form late Wednesday, there is a good chance they could become severe. Large hail up to the size of golf balls and gusty winds up to 70 mph are the main threats. While a tornado cannot be ruled out, the chance for tornadic activity is low. Once the storms gather into a line, strong, gusty winds will be the biggest issue. Hail, however, will remain possible with any of the stronger storms.

WHERE: The best chance for severe weather will be across the Hill Country. The Storm Prediction Center has placed these areas in an "enhanced" risk (level 3 out of 5). The rest of South Texas, including San Antonio, is facing a "slight" risk (level 2 out of 5).

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