Heavy thunderstorms will persist across parts of Texas through tonight, bringing large hail and potentially damaging wind gusts. The storms will slowly expand toward the east and northeast through the night.

The storms will also produce torrential downpours, which will greatly limit visibility for travelers and cause ponding on some roadways.

Much of this region is still under a serious drought, so the heavier rainfall will have some benefits.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brett Anderson.