Tornado watch issued for counties north of Houston-area

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for several counties north of the Houston area. 

The watch is in effect for the following counties: Grimes, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, and Washington. 

The watch is in effect until midnight Saturday morning. 

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A line of strong to severe storms, with the primary threat being straight-line damaging winds looking to arrive in our northern counties by late Friday evening and the Houston-metro area around midnight until eventually pushing offshore pre-dawn.

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