Te Rio Grande Valley could be in for some stormy weather as severe thunderstorms are expected to pass through area after midnight.

The primary threats of this bad weather are straight line thunderstorms and winds that could reach hurricane force, according to the National Weather Service in Brownsville.

The thunderstorms are anticipated to pass through the Brownsville and Los Fresnos area anywhere from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Forecasters say there is also a threat of tornadoes, hail, frequent lighting and nuisance flooding in populated areas. Some areas of the Valley could see rainfall amounts of 1 inch or higher.

Residents are urged to begin preparing for the storms now by checking the windshield wipers on their vehicles, checking batteries for flashlights and tying down any loose objects that may fly around because of the strong winds.

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