Severe weather a strong possibility today

By Grant Dade - bio | email

For the fourth day in a row, East Texas is under the threat of severe weather as a strong storm system brings a cold front through East Texas later this afternoon.

Showers and thunderstorms will form out ahead of this front around Midday today.  Initially as these storms develop the main threat will be large hail but as the area of low pressure over north Texas strengthens, winds at the surface will increase out of the southeast later this afternoon increasing the tornadoes threat.

Right now it appears the greatest threat for tornadoes this afternoon will be in the I-20 and I-30 corridors, closer to the track of the low pressure.  Many factors must come together for a significant severe weather outbreak break to occur and weather conditions can change rapidly.  If we see a little more sunshine than expected conditions could be much worse this afternoon.

As it looks right now, storms should enter our western counties around noon and be exiting our eastern counties by 6PM.  Again, much can change between now and when storms are expected.  Your best bet for your safety is to stay tuned to KLTV and for the latest severe weather information throughout the day.