SAN ANGELO, Texas — A strong storm formed directly over greater San Angelo Thursday evening. This storm sat over the same area for more than three hours, producing heavy rain, frequent lightning, gusty winds, and very large hail.
There were reports of baseball-sized hail throughout central and northern San Angelo.
One day later, the same atmospheric setup is once again in place across the area. Much of Friday will be mainly sunny, with highs topping out in the lower to middle 90s. Like previous days, humidity levels are high, and this will provide plenty of fuel for additional thunderstorm development Friday evening.
Like Wednesday and Thursday, these storms Friday will form quickly and move very slowly through parts of the area. These storms will be very localized with much of the area not seeing anything at all.
However, if you are under one of these storms, they can be dangerous. Once again, the threat exists for heavy rainfall, damaging winds, and large hail.
With this threat in place, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed all of West Texas under a marginal risk of severe weather (a level one of five). Areas to the northeast are under slight (level two) and enhanced (level three of five) risks. This is where the greatest threat of severe weather, including some tornadoes do exist.
Once again, these storms will die out by the late evening hours and fall apart. The overnight hours look to be dry, warm and humid. This pattern continues through the holiday weekend, with day-to-day chances of evening showers and storms.
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