An absolutely beautiful day across East Texas today. I hope you have enjoyed, at least, some of it today. As we head into tomorrow, the southerly winds will really warm us up and the humidity will begin to rise once again. Mostly Cloudy skies are expected during the morning hours, then a partly to mostly cloudy sky during the day. Just a few showers are even possible on our Friday.
A First Alert Weather Day has been declared for Saturday afternoon through Saturday night. A very moist and unstable air mass will occur over East Texas on Saturday, waiting for a cold front to collide with it, causing strong to severe thunderstorms to occur during the afternoon, evening and nighttime hours. Some of these are expected to become strong to severe with the possibilities for strong thunderstorm winds in excess of 60 mph, large hail, frequent and deadly lightning along with the chances for tornadoes and, with heavy rainfall expected, even some flash flooding. Rainfall totals appear to be in the 2.00"-3.50" range with some getting a bit less and some getting even more... nearer to 4.50" inches. We will continue to pinpoint this forecast for you, but it does appear that the storms should be out of East Texas by early Sunday morning. Much better weather is expected beyond that. Please remain Weather Alert on Saturday. More to come...