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Destructive Storms Target New Mexico, Miss. Valley

UPDATED 8 PM CDT, June 6, 2013

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Seth Carrier

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While most of the Nation`s Heartland will enjoy a welcomed respite from the recent onslaught of severe weather, the same sentiment won`t play out across southeastern New Mexico, West Texas, eastern Texas and southwestern western Louisiana. Scattered thunderstorms will carry large hail and gusty winds.

Due to ongoing severe storms, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect for southeastern Texas, including the Houston metro area, College Station and Port Arthur.

Individual storms in eastern Texas have congealed into a long line of storms arcing from west of Houston all the way into southwestern Louisiana. The main threat with this line of powerful storms will be damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph, but frequent lightning and hail are also likely.

The same cold front responsible for abundant severe weather across the Central U.S. the past week will be at it again across far southeastern New Mexico and western Texas. Triggering the evening thunderstorms will be an unusually potent cold front separating warm and humid air from the Gulf of Mexico from cooler, much drier air sweeping off the southern Rocky Front Range.

Individual storms will organize along the southern Rockies`s Front Range in southeastern New Mexico. The storms will increase in coverage as they trek into western Texas this evening and early tonight, possibly congealing into a cluster of powerful thunderstorms as they do so.

Marathon and Fort Stockton, Texas, will all be at risk for a potentially destructive thunderstorm carrying very large and damaging hail up to baseball size, destructive wind gusts up to 70 mph, and even a brief tornado.

Severe weather was bountiful from eastern New Mexico into western Texas on Wednesday. Baseball size hail pelted Friona, Texas, shattering a car windshield. Tennis ball hail size fell in Hermleigh, Texas, while a thunderstorm wind gust was clocked at 68 mph near St. Lawrence, Texas.

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