A few strong storms possible tonight and tomorrow

Weather Talk

Here’s a current look at radar:

An upper-level disturbance out to our west will be bringing the threat of rain over the next couple of days.

Parts of the East Texas viewing area are under a level I marginal risk and level II slight risk for this evening and overnight tonight. Since most of the activity will be occurring at night there will be less energy available for these storms to work with which will minimize the threat of a widespread severe weather outbreak.

You’ll notice the severe weather threat increases as you move to the west out of our viewing area.

Strong to severe storms will be back in play beginning tonight (generally after midnight) with the primary threats being gusty winds and some hail. Here’s a look at futurecast starting at midnight. The threat for showers and thunderstorms will continue through most of tomorrow as a cold front moves into the area.

The cold front will slow down as it pushes to the SE which will aid in additional thunderstorms developing throughout the day tomorrow.

Coincidentally, we have another level I marginal risk of severe for Thursday since the front will provide the lift that we need for storms to develop. These storms will have the potential of quarter size hail and 60 mph winds and the strongest will occur for our central and eastern counties through 10 PM tomorrow night.

Here’s a look at our rainfall totals through early Friday morning. The heaviest totals will be tour NW.

It’s severe weather season here in East Texas which means you need to be weather aware. One of the best ways to do that is by downloading the East Texas Storm Team App which will alert you when a watch or warning is issued.

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