Strong southerly winds are rising ahead of an approaching storm system, prompting a wind advisory for the Houston area and Southeast Texas.
Tornadoes, hail and damaging winds are possible north of Interstate 10.
With gusts predicted as high as 40 mph and with low humidity, wildfire worries have also risen. In Houston, the National Weather Service forecasts a period of elevated fire danger Wednesday afternoon behind the line of storms and ahead of a cold front that will follow. The Fire Weather Watch 1-7 p.m. tomorrow includes areas south of Brenham through Houston and Galveston where any wildfires or grass fires could quickly spread.
Fire weather alerts are already in effect for Central Texas, including Austin and San Antonio.
Live radar and the latest advisories are on the KTRH Stormwatch page.