Houston faces severe weather with potentially gusty winds, hail and isolated tornadoes Tuesday

Heavy rainfall is also of concern over the next 48 hours.

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Rain and potentially damaging winds are expected in Houston beginning in the morning on Tuesday.

Rain and potentially damaging winds are expected in Houston beginning in the morning on Tuesday.

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Meteorologists warn of gusty winds and potential hail as severe weather threatens Houston over the next 48 hours. 

The two-day period kicks off Monday night with a small chance of thunderstorms in the evening hours, according to meteorologists with the National Weather Service (NWS) in League City. With only a 20 percent chance of developing, Monday night's storms will likely be few and far between. But what does drum up has a heightened chance to turn severe quickly, meteorologists said in an online discussion Monday morning. 

Monday's storms will likely stay in Greater Houston's northernmost communities, with a small chance of hail and strong gusty winds. 

As the storms die down overnight, Tuesday will start off cloudy in the 70s. Thunderstorms will start filtering into the metro starting around 10 a.m. and will increase in intensity and frequency in the following hours. Those storms could turn severe, according to meteorologists, with hail and gusty winds being the main threat. Isolated tornadoes and heavy downpours are in the forecast but to a lesser extent. 

The skies will calm slightly Tuesday afternoon when temperatures will reach a high in the low 80s under cloudy skies. Meteorologists said thunderstorms will likely pick back up again Tuesday evening with the same severe weather threat. The gloomy weather continues Wednesday morning but should come to an end by Wednesday afternoon. Cloudy skies will start clearing as the day goes on with temperatures bottoming out in the low 60s under partly cloudy skies Wednesday night. 

Houston will have sunny skies and warm temperatures through the weekend, with only a small chance of showers Friday 

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