Montgomery County could experience scattered severe storms on Wednesday evening or early Thursday morning. Timing of storms is projected to be between 7 PM and 7 AM. If these storms develop we can expect isolated areas to receive between one and two inches of rain. These storms may produce hail and wind gusts as high as 20 mph. The weather patterns could also be favorable for tornado activity, heed all National Weather Service (NWS) warnings and seek shelter if alerted to do so.
From the National Weather Service, the eastern approach of a western upper trough will place our region in a more favorable jet region for the development and sustainment of strong to severe thunderstorms. There will be a brief window of opportunity for the evolution of strong storm cells that could form into a more organized line along their eastward advancement early Thursday morning.
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