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Severe Storms Threaten The Texas Rio Grande Valley

UPDATED 8:30 PM CDT, May 14, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier

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While the week has been quiet so far in Texas, evening storms plan to interfere with outdoor activities. A few could rival the storms that hit the Lone-Star State late last week.

Fueled by an upper-level disturbance, storms are already beginning to build in the higher elevations of northern Mexico. As the evening unfolds, these storms will multiply farther north along the Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Places such as Del Rio and Sanderson, Texas will have to keep a watchful eye to the sky, as hail and gusty winds will be the threats as these storms build north from Mexico.

The storms will diminish later tonight across the Rio Grande Valley but as a fresh low pressure organizes in the Texas Panhandle on Wednesday, storms will threaten places farther north like Abilene, Dallas and Childress, Texas.

Severe weather is nothing new for Texas this month. A stretch of days last week from Wednesday through Friday saw numerous reports of hail and gusty winds. Hail damaged cars and broke house windows in Ballinger, Texas, while one person was injured when a power line came crashing down from a strong thunderstorm gust in Trinity, Texas.

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