Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas until 4 AM. Some severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and perhaps a tornado will be possible overnight. Flooding is also a concern.

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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH NUMBER 201
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1030 PM CDT SAT MAY 23 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
DEEP SOUTH TEXAS
COASTAL WATERS

* EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FROM 1030 PM
UNTIL 400 AM CDT.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
ISOLATED SIGNIFICANT DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 75 MPH POSSIBLE
A TORNADO OR TWO POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…N-S SQUALL LINE NOW E OF LAREDO TX…WITH EMBEDDED
SUSTAINED STORMS AND CIRCULATIONS…EXPECTED TO CONTINUE GENERALLY
EAST THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY…POSING A RISK FOR DAMAGING WIND AND
POSSIBLY A TORNADO OR TWO.

THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 60
STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 5 MILES NORTH
NORTHWEST OF BEEVILLE TEXAS TO 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF MCALLEN
TEXAS. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED
WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE
FAVORABLE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAN AND OCCASIONALLY
DO PRODUCE TORNADOES.