There is a threat for severe weather in southeastern Texas and along the central Gulf Coast Wednesday.
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center said there will be scattered severe storms, with short-lived, intense storms possible.
Ongoing storms were present in Texas Wednesday morning. These storms will push eastward throughout the day.
Ahead of the ongoing storms, plenty of Gulf moisture will move into the central Gulf Coast, and there will be enough energy available for storm initiation by Wednesday afternoon.
Isolated tornadoes are possible with Wednesday's storms.
Stronger winds aloft will increase the damaging wind threat.
The storms that form in southeastern Texas and the central Gulf Coast Wednesday afternoon will eventually continue into southern Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle Wednesday night. As these areas lose daylight, the threat will lessen due to the loss of daytime heating.