Low pressure will continue to bring storms into E. Texas Sunday
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a "Slight Risk" for severe weather until 7:00 am Monday
Flash Flood Watches will continue until 7:00 AM Monday
Severe Thunderstorm Watches will continue until 6:00 pm
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
A low pressure system, building in from the west, mixed with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, have come together to bring thunderstorms into East Texas on Sunday.
Isolated thunderstorms have produced heavy rain, hail, and damaging winds over East Texas Sunday morning and afternoon. While these storms are headed to the northeast, the chance for severe weather will continue into the evening.
As these storms continue to move to the northeast, the break in clouds will allow the temperatures to rise. As the temperature increases, the instability increases as well. This will allow thunderstorms to become more severe this evening, possibly producing large hail, damaging winds, and heavy rainfall. Issued by the Storm Prediction Center, East Texas will remain under "Slight Risk" for severe weather until 7:00 am Monday.
Severe Thunderstorm Watches will remain in effect until 6:00 pm for Angelina, San Augustine, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Sabine, Cherokee, Marion, Smith, Gregg, Panola, Harrison, and Rusk Counties. Heavy rain, near an inch per hour, and large hail, around an inch in diameter, will be the main threat with these storms.
Flash Flood Watches have also been extended for the counties above until 7:00 am Monday.
Even with the rain taking a break over Tyler and Longview, the flooding continues. Heavy rain has created high waters over creeks, streams, and even roadways. Flash Flood Warnings have been extended until 5:15 pm for Gregg, Harrison, Rusk, Smith, and Upshur Counties. Please take caution, and avoid high water. If the road is under water, please turn around.
As the low moves to the northeast, into Arkansas by Monday morning, the chance for showers will continue through Monday. Sunny skies will take over by the middle of the work week as a ridge of high pressure builds in from the west.
Winds will stay out of the north through Tuesday behind that low, so highs will stay a little cool, only warming into the mid 60s. By Wednesday, the winds will shift out of the south, so highs will warm right back into the 70s by then. Copyright 2014 KLTV. All rights reserved.