Line of storms moves through East Texas along with cold front

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UPDATE (6:30 A.M.) – The National Weather Service has allowed the Tornado Warning to expire. A cold front will continue to move through Monday morning.

UPDATE (6:05 A.M.) – A Tornado Warning has been issued for Sabine County until 6:30 a.m. Please take shelter immediately if you are in the affected area.

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – The East Texas Storm Team is tracking a strong cold front that will bring a chance of storms in the early morning hours on Monday. These storms could briefly turn strong or severe with all threats possible. After the rain, colder temperatures settle in by mid-morning through the afternoon on Monday.

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The line of storms is moving into East Texas now, and there are also heavy storms in parts of Deep East Texas.

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The severe risk at this time is remaining low, but we will continue to watch the trends in the coming hours. Behind the front, temperatures are definitely cooling down.

Overall timing

Through 12 AM Monday, little to no rain is expected. Breezy & humid conditions will prevail. After 12 AM and especially closer to 3 AM – 5 AM, rain chances will dramatically increase. This is when storms will start. They likely end in Deep East Texas around/shortly after 9 AM. This front should make a fast progression south-southeast.

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Stay weather aware. The storm timing is when most people are asleep and just waking up. Make sure you have a way to get weather information. Download the East Texas Storm Team app. You can view Futurecast, and set up custom alerts for multiple locations. You will be notified of lightning and storm alerts, rotating storm threats, and custom messages from your East Texas Storm Team. Download for Apple and Android devices. Also, have a secondary way to receive weather information, like a NOAA Weather Radio.

Severe Outlook

With all of these ingredients in play, nearly all of East Texas is under a level one “Marginal” Risk of severe weather through Monday mid-morning. This means an isolated risk of severe weather in our area. Note the “Slight” Risk does include the far Texas/Louisiana region, but we do not expect that risk to expand farther south at this time.

Severe threats

Given the weather setup we explained above, there is available moisture and wind energy to produce strong or severe storms. The top threat above all will be heavy rain that may cause some brief ponding on the roads. Secondary to that, damaging wind gusts and hail are possible. With a line of storms moving in, we typically see gusts at least to 40 mph, then increasing from there. Hail overall would remain under the size of a quarter. Finally, the tornado risk would be fourth in the list, but should not be considered least of the threats. A tornado or two is possible, but if it occurs it would be isolated. The key takeaway – the atmosphere in East Texas is favorable for all the threats of severe weather, but we do not expect this to affect everyone.

See our latest video above for a look at Futurecast with analysis.

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