Isolated storms Wednesday, severe weather possible Thursday
Wednesday's forecast calls for a slight risk of severe weather to our north.
The Storm Prediction Center calls for a greater chance of severe weather on Thursday.
This chart indicates the chance for severe weather threats on Thursday.
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -
The StormTracker 7 Weather Team is tracking the threat for a few isolated severe storms across portions of East Texas on Wednesday. A larger threat for more widespread severe thunderstorms could develop across the region on Thursday. Let’s break down your full forecast in more detail.
A warm and breezy Wednesday will give way to a few breaks in the clouds during the afternoon hours. Temperatures are warming through the 70s and headed toward the lower 80s by Wednesday afternoon. The heat and humidity will combine with moisture to spark off isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms across portions of the area during the afternoon hours. This will not be a widespread rain event on Wednesday.
Some of the showers and thunderstorms that do develop Wednesday afternoon have the potential to reach severe levels. The Storm Prediction Center currently has the best chances for severe weather to our north and west, closer to the Red River Valley on Wednesday. I still think if a few storms can get going locally, a few could become severe.
The main threats with any storms that do develop on Wednesday afternoon will be the possibility of medium to large size hail, and damaging winds that may form from a thunderstorm.
The best timing for any storm activity across East Texas on Wednesday afternoon looks to be between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
A more potent storm system will begin to move across the region on Thursday. This system will also combine the heat and humidity across the region to produce more widespread showers and thunderstorms.
The dynamics at play with this system along with instability levels will help to spark a possible significant severe weather outbreak across the Southern Plains into the Ohio Valley, Thursday afternoon and evening. This will include portions of East Texas.
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined ALL of East Texas under a slight risk for severe weather Thursday afternoon and evening. Locations shaded in yellow just to our northeast have a rare moderate risk for severe weather for that region.
The main threats for East Texas, will be a high threat for damaging winds and large hail. The difference between last week’s event and Thursday will be the threat for a few isolated tornadoes locally.
While a few isolated strong to severe storms are possible Wednesday afternoon, the biggest threat locally should develop Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening.
Depend on the StormTracker Weather Team to keep you updated on changing conditions through the storm.
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