Severe weather possible Thursday afternoon

Thursday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely, and some of the storms could be severe. Due to this threat, a First Alert Weather Day has been issued for both Saturday and Sunday.

The severe weather threat will shift farther east on Monday, Strait said.

Heading into the nighttime hours, lingering rain and storms are possible mainly in western areas.

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"Tornadoes, hail, flooding, damaging winds, street flooding, heavy rain, that's a lot for us to have in one day", said Francisco Sanchez, with Harris County's Office of Emergency Management. Between two and four inches of rain could fall in the area during that time.

Higgins said 38-year-old Francine Gotch and 3-year-old Nevaeh Alexander were pronounced dead at the scene.

Storms will move into Southeast Alabama and the Florida Panhandle in the early afternoon and then move into Southwest Georgia and the Florida Big Bend in the early evening. The main chance of stronger storms for places like Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Anniston and Gadsden will come from about 7 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The weather forecast indicates the Houston area might experience more severe weather this weekend.

All forms of severe weather are possible including tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, large hail, damaging wind, heavy rain and flash flooding. The severe threat on Sunday is dependent on many factors and could go up or down depending on how this storm system evolves.

The Storm Prediction Center has areas south of I-20 in east Texas and Louisiana in the "moderate risk" zone for severe weather (Shelby, Rusk, Panola counties in Texas, and Sabine, Natchitoches, Red River, DeSoto parishes in Lousiana).