Severe weather a possibility for East Texas

By Grant Dade - bio | email

Severe weather is possible throughout the week as numerous storm systems move across the Southern Plains. The first threat of severe weather will move into East Texas Tuesday as a strong storm system to our north drags a cold front across our area. As the cold front moves in, a line of strong to severe thunderstorms will breakout, starting around midday in our northwestern counties and exiting our southeastern counties by early Wednesday morning. The main severe weather threat with the system is strong gusty winds and hail, although an isolated weak tornado can't be ruled out.

Our second chance of severe weather will enter the area late Wednesday as the cold front, now stalled across the Gulf coast, begins to move north as a warm front. Ahead of this warm front, warm air will be forced over cooler air at the surfaced causing thunderstorms to form above the planetary boundary layer, air near the surface of the Earth affected by friction. There will be a lot of what we called elevated energy available for these storms to grow, so large hail is a possibility when any of the stronger storms Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Along and south of the warm front, thunderstorms will have the best chance for rotation so we will have to watch for the possibility of tornadoes if any stronger storms can form. Click here to read more...