Houston hit with tornado watch heading into World Series Game 2

Houston hit with tornado watch heading into World Series Game 2
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A series of tornado warnings and watches were issued across Texas Wednesday morning after storms swept across Southeast Texas.

Houston received two tornado warnings Wednesday morning when a severe thunderstorm capable of creating a tornado was spotted moving at 30 miles per hour close to the city, just hours before the Houston Astros are set to take the field against the Atlanta Braves in Game 2 of Major League Baseball's World Series.


"Pair of tornado warnings issued for the Houston metro area. One including western and central Harris County, including downtown Houston. Damaging thunderstorm winds and possible rain-wrapped, embedded tornadoes are possible. Take shelter now," the Weather Channel reported at 8:30 a.m. CST. "Radar has confirmed a tornado southwest of Port Arthur, Texas (Jefferson Co.) moving north. Take cover now on the west side of Port Arthur and in La Belle. Beaumont, Port Neches and Nederland should monitor closely in case a warning is issued."

A tornado warning goes into effect when a tornado is spotted or that radar has indicated a tornado. In this case, rotation was picked up by radar. By contrast, a tornado watch indicates there are conditions that could lead to a tornado.


While the tornado warnings for the Space City have expired, a tornado watch remains in effect for the Houston and Galveston area until 4 p.m. CST. Tornado warnings continue to be active for nearby towns, such as Shreveport and Lake Charles in Louisiana.

The Astros are planning to play Wednesday night's game against the Braves, with the storms expected to pass before the first pitch is thrown. The Braves won Tuesday's Game 1 and hold a 1-0 series lead heading into Wednesday's contest.

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