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Strong storms expected overnight and into Saturday

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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

Strong storms are still expected to develop during the overnight hours towards Saturday morning.  A cold front has moved into the northern counties of East Texas and north of this front temperatures rapidly drop off into the 40s.  Ahead of the front temperatures were still in the upper 60s and lower 70s. 

Storms as of right now are struggling to develop due to the extreme shear in the atmosphere and limited instability.  However, as and upper level disturbance moves into the area extra lift will compensate for the lack of instability allowing thunderstorms to develop.  Most of the storms should form along and behind the cold front.  This will limit the tornado threat but still pose a strong wind threat especially right along the front.  Any storm that is capable of developing ahead of the front will be able to ingest a lot of atmospheric spin and could produce a tornado.  The tornado threat still appears to be much greater off to our east but we will be watching the radar screen closely tonight has things unfold.  

Remember that you can track the storms from your desktop computer using our interactive radar. Also if you have a smart phone, download our free weather app. Click here for the links to view download directions on your desktop computer or text APP7 to 77997 for links to download our weather app's.  IT would also be a great idea to sign up for Thundercall.

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