Local meteorologist predicts strong wind and rain

There are fears that bad weather could hinder the rescue effort going in West, Texas after today's explosion.

Brady Taylor, a meteorologist for local TV station KWTX, tweeted:


The winds have shifted in #WestTX and rain and storms will be moving through soon.


@chriskwtx We will likely see some lightning as this line moves through, so keep an eye on the sky!


The leading edge of these showers and storms could produce winds over 40mph, along with some heavy rain, and possibly some small hail


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