A string of severe thunderstorms prompted a tornado warning for Galveston Island and other parts of the county on Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service in League City issued a tornado watch for Galveston and six other nearby counties at 8:55 a.m., as the powerful thunderstorm began moving north and east.

The watch was upgraded to a more severe tornado warning at as the storm passed over the San Luis Pass. The weather service warned of flying debris and possible damage to mobile homes. The warning expired at 10:30 a.m., and a subsequent severe thunderstorm warning expired about 45 minutes later.

There were scattered reports of wind damage during the storm, including trees and large branches down in Santa Fe and a snapped power pole near Crenshaw Elementary School on the Bolivar Peninsula.

Centerpoint Energy reported power outages on the West End in Galveston and in northwest Santa Fe. Entergy Texas reported outages on the western-most end of Bolivar Peninsula, in the Port Bolivar neighborhood.

The weather service received one report of a waterspout in Offatts Bayou, heading toward Moody Gardens. No damage was reported

The severe weather cleared by 1 p.m., allowing for a sunny and warm finish to the day.

The weather service predicts mostly sunny weather on Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the lows 60s. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Friday.

Contact reporter Matthew deGrood at 409-683-5230 or matthew.degrood@galvnews.com


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