Posted by Matt Lanza at 5:49 AM
Just to tie a bow around Wednesday night’s cold front and severe weather: An EF-1 tornado was confirmed in Chambers County.
This map shows the path of the brief tornado that crossed I-10 NW of Cove TX last night around 10PM with the line of storms. The damage from the tornado was rated low end EF-1. #houwx #txwx pic.twitter.com/T0zdRwoEgG
— NWS Houston (@NWSHouston) November 1, 2018
Utility crews are working to restore power in The Lanai subdivision near Mont Belvieu and Cove, TX. NWS confirms a small tornado touched down here late last night. It was strong enough to blow out windows, blow down fences, and blow over a sales trailer #khou11 #htownrush pic.twitter.com/GObrfreg65
— Jason Miles (@JMilesKHOU) November 1, 2018
There was also a tornado in Colorado County near the Wharton County line. Texas City and Garden Oaks had straight line wind damage confirmed. The NWS was unable to confirm damage around Sealy, Katy, or Sugar Land, so they do not believe a tornado occurred in those locations at least as of Friday morning. More storm reports can be found here.
Today & Saturday
Today is our first morning officially in the 40s since April 16 of this year. We’ve hit at least 49° at Bush Airport as of 5:30 AM. We’re setup for a beautiful start to the weekend. Look for plenty of sunshine today and a little less wind than we saw on Thursday. High temperatures will rebound from our cool start into the upper-60s or low-70s.
Saturday begins our transition out of this autumn weather. Look for mainly sunny conditions again, but onshore flow will gradually develop through the day. We will start on a cool note with some scattered 40s well outside of Houston, but mainly low-to mid-50s for most. We’ll warm several degrees over Friday during the afternoon, with highs topping off generally in the mid-70s.