EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A very strong storm system will develop on the Leeward side of the Rocky Mountains Tuesday afternoon. This storm system will draw in very moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and collide with a strong cold front across East Texas on Wednesday afternoon. The greatest likelihood of severe weather appears to be late Wednesday Afternoon through early Thursday morning for all of East Texas with the greatest threat east of a line from Sulphur Springs to Tyler to Lufkin. All types of severe weather are possible with this system including hail up to nickel size, gusty winds to 80 mph, and isolated tornadoes.
For anyone planning on traveling around Christmas, Wednesday will not be the best of travel days. If you are planning a flight to the Midwest, this same storm system will cause blizzard conditions in some areas.
For more information be sure to check out my blog article on the impending severe weather threat.