Forecast: Thunderstorms, hail possible tonight

The National Weather Service says we should prepare for a night of thunderstorms, high winds and the possibility of hail.

Forecasters say a combination of an area of low pressure along the Gulf of Mexico, a cold front and a stationary front will give us a threat of thunderstorms and severe weather overnight.

NWS Brownsville Lead Forecaster Tim Speece says the best chances for severe weather will begin at midnight and linger until 6 a.m.

“The possible threats from these storms will be wind gusts up to 60 mph, with some golf ball size hail possible, with some locally heavy rainfall being possible also,” Speece said in his daily weather forecast on Facebook.

He says the weather service may be issuing warnings later tonight.

Speece says the forecast for today calls for a clouds with temperatures in the mid 70s to mid 80s. There is a slight chance of rain.