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Severe weather possible for portions of E. Texas this week

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Here's a look at the very latest on possible severe weather for portions of East Texas this week.

Looking over the latest data coming in Monday morning, it's looking more likely that a few opportunities for severe thunderstorms will be developing across the region this week. I don't want to hype up any potential threats, but I do want to make sure everyone is informed for an active weather pattern ahead.

Here’s a look at the storm system that is expected to bring the active weather. This dynamic system is currently swirling just off the West Coast. You can see it's throwing in tons of moisture into Washington, Oregon and California. This system will dive southeast and arrive across the southern plains over the next few days.

Meanwhile, the air mass across Texas will continue to become quite warm and unstable over the next few days. Strong southerly winds will continue to pump in plenty of humidity across the area. This will help to combine with plenty of instability and upper level wind support to offer the fuel needed for severe weather. The only thing missing will be a "trigger."

The trigger will arrive across the area midweek with this system. First, the storm system will bring a chance for a few isolated strong to severe storms to our west. This will affect mainly portions of northwest Texas into Oklahoma on Tuesday.

The trigger will move closer to East Texas Wednesday, bringing the risk of scattered strong to severe storms across our area during the afternoon and evening hours. The storms Wednesday are expected to be more scattered in nature but some will be severe with all the dynamics at play.

A more significant and organized severe weather event is expected to take place across all of the region as we move into your Thursday afternoon and evening. Thunderstorms are expected to break out near the Interstate 35 corridor Thursday midday and move east during the late afternoon and evening hours. Currently, all the data is pointing to a more widespread severe weather possibility across all of East Texas during this time frame. One big difference from the threat this week, compared to last week, is that conditions will be set for all modes of severe weather including isolated tornadoes.

As we get closer to the possible stormy weather, we will be able to nail down the timing even more, to help you and your family stay safe and ahead of the storms. More information to come over the next few days. Stay tuned because changes are likely in the coming days with this forecast.

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