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Strong thunderstorms heading our way

By Grant Dade - bio | email

A line of strong thunderstorms will move through most of East Texas early Friday afternoon.  Early Friday morning a line of strong to severe storms developed west of the Metroplex and began to move east slowly. Out ahead of this line a few renegade storms developed and raced to off to the northeast. These isolated storms have now formed a new line heading towards East Texas at a faster rate. Along this line of storms we can expect very heavy rains, cloud to ground lightning, and the possibility of small hail and gusty winds. It still appears the greatest threat of severe weather will remain to our southwest Friday but with very cold temperatures in the mid levels of the atmosphere this afternoon, we can't rule out an isolated severe storm. The good news, most of this activity is developing in a layer of warm moist air far above the surface. This will keep the tornado threat across East Texas very low. If, and this is a big if, the warm front to our south can make it into East Texas later this afternoon, then the threat of tornadoes would increase, but at this time at does not look as though this will happen. Stay tuned for the latest weather information throughout the day.

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