Stay Alert! Severe Weather Is Possible For East Texas Thursday Evening
Thunderstorms along with the potential for severe weather are just a part of an East Texas spring. Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Gilmer and Palestine, Texas could experience some severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening into Friday morning with the passing of a cold front.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has East Texas under a 'slight risk' (15% chance) of seeing strong to severe thunderstorms develop within the area. This is a risk level two out of five. The main threats with this line of thunderstorms will be damaging winds, small hail, and heavy rainfall. This could also lead to areas of flash flooding and the possibility of a tornado as well.
In the event of severe weather or a tornado warning is issued from the National Weather Service offices out of Ft. Worth or Shreveport, we will keep you updated with live updates from the KLTV 7 weather center as they track the storms moving through East Texas.
As far as expected rainfall from this storm system, portions of East Texas could see a half-inch to three inches of rain from a heavy thunderstorm.
Behind the cold front, East Texas is going to cool down again just in time for the weekend. Lows will be back in the mid-40s with highs this weekend in the mid-to-upper 60s and it will be perfect weather for all the outdoor garage sales that will be happening along US Highway 80 with the annual Hi*Way 80 Sale and for the Kilgore Farmer's market Saturday morning. There will be plenty of sunshine along with some fair weather clouds for the weekend!