Morning storms prompt tornado watch, warnings across Houston area
HOUSTON - A round of severe morning storms moved through Southeast Texas on Wednesday, bringing high winds, brief heavy rain, lightning, and potential for tornados.
A tornado watch for several area counties was canceled in the morning. Tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued as the storms passed through but have since expired.
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Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said there were reports of a possible tornado touching down around the 100 block of Airway, near Airline and W. Gulf Bank.
Sheriff Gonzalez said there was damage to a home, and the fire department was getting the resident and her pets out of the home. EMS responded to the scene as a precaution.
About 100 miles east of Houston in Orange, Texas, a tornado tore across I-10, whipping up debris and snapping power lines.
Mary Phan, who shared a video of the tornado on Facebook, told Storyful she was driving when she saw debris and what she thought was a fire. She said she looked over then and saw the tornado.
"It was much closer to me than the video is showing," she told Storyful. "It was scary, and I thought about driving off the road to get away from it."
Following a round of severe morning storms along a cold front, our weather will gradually improve and we’ll even see some sun by the afternoon.
You’ll notice a huge drop in humidity today so beautiful days are ahead.
Look for lows in the 50s with highs in the upper 70s through the weekend.
Storyful contributed to this report.