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Strong to severe storms possible tonight

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - By Meteorologist Grant Dade

Strong to severe storms are possible across East Texas tonight through tomorrow morning. A strong cold front will move through the area early tomorrow morning causing thunderstorms to develop. Some of these storms could be severe with large hail and high winds being the main threat however, we can't rule out an isolated tornado as this line moves through the area.

Ahead of this front strong southerly winds will allow temperatures to soar again this afternoon. Most areas will surpass the 90 degree mark once again. Lake wind advisories have been posted for most of East Texas as southerly winds will gust between 30 and 35 miles per hour.

By late afternoon and early evening, isolated severe storms will likely develop to our west near Dallas. These storms will be few and far between but have the potential to produce hail, high winds, and tornadoes. As the cold front move towards the Trinity River this evening, these storms should form into a squall line making the main severe weather threat high winds and large hail. Most of these storms will not move into the area until after Midnight. There is a chance a small area of low pressure could develop along the front early tomorrow morning. If this does occur the threat of tornadoes could increase slightly towards tomorrow morning from Tyler to Jacksonville and points east. The good news is this front will be moving through during the early morning hours limiting the amount of energy for the storms to ingest. This should cut down on the severity but most of East Texas under a slight risk of severe storms today. Be sure to tune in to East Texas News Weekend tonight at 10:00PM and Good Morning East Texas tomorrow at 5:00AM for the latest.

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