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Record highs yesterday, storms possible today

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TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Records highs were tied or broken in some East Texas cities yesterday. The high in Longview hit 93°F breaking the old record of 92°F set in 2006. The high in Lufkin also hit 93°F which tied their record high set in 1987. Tyler's high temperature yesterday was actually warmer at 94°F but was one degree shy of tying the record high of 95°F which was also set in the year 1987.

A cold front is moving through East Texas today and this will allow for cooler temperatures this afternoon, especially across our northern counties. Temperatures along the I-30 corridor have already dropped into the lower 60s and my struggle to reach 70 degrees this afternoon. Along and south of the front, temperatures will warm into 80s once again with our southern counties possibly seeing 90 degrees this afternoon.

Along the front during the afternoon hours strong to severe storms could develop. All of East Texas is under a slight risk of severe storms with the main threat being large hail. The atmosphere is not quite as energetic as we saw yesterday, so we are not expecting the severity of hail our neighbors to the north and west saw yesterday. Any strong storm this afternoon could produce dime to quarter size hail along with strong gusty winds. As the front moves back to the north overnight, storms will develop and spread across the I-30 corridor late this evening. By tomorrow the front should be well to our north leaving most of East Texas dry with only a slight chance of an afternoon storm.

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