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Scattered storms Thursday, more severe weather possible Friday

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Outlook for your Thursday afternoon Outlook for your Thursday afternoon
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Clouds and sprinkles will remain across portions of East Texas as we progress through your Thursday. Once we approach the afternoon hours, a dry line will begin to approach the Interstate 35 corridor in Texas. This will eventually help to spark more organized showers and thunderstorms across portions of East Texas for the afternoon hours.

The Storm Prediction Center has shifted the “SLIGHT” risk area just north of our viewing area. However, we are still on the lookout for the potential for some strong storms, and possibly even a few severe storms, to develop.

The main threat from any storms that may intensify into severe levels would be damaging winds and large hail. We can’t completely rule out an isolated tornado threat, although that risk seems low at this time.

The main time frame continues to point toward an afternoon event. Looks like the brunt of any organized showers and thunderstorms should come to an end by this evening.

The latest data is now coming into better agreement of a greater threat for strong to severe storms for our Friday afternoon.

A stronger disturbance will approach East Texas during the main daytime heating period. High temperatures could warm into the lower 80s across the region. The instability along with the dynamics from this new disturbance could help to spark a more widespread risk of severe weather Friday afternoon.

The Storm Prediction Center has now placed ALL of East Texas under an elevated risk for severe weather Friday. Stay tuned for further updates this afternoon and tonight.

The good news is that the weekend continues to look warm and dry with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s.

As always, stay with your KLTV StormTracker weather team for the latest updates and severe weather alerts. Get the forecast at your fingertips with the KLTV weather app. To download the app, text "APP7" to 77997.

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