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Showers, thunderstorms likely across East Texas on Thursday

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Showers and thunderstorms will continue to move through East Texas this afternoon and evening, with stronger storms possible through the remainder of the afternoon and evening.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop in two waves across the region. The first wave has already made its way into East Texas and wave number two should arrive during the late afternoon and evening hours, between the hours of 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the northern and western half of East Texas under a SLIGHT RISK for severe thunderstorms through 7 a.m. tomorrow morning. The area is from Houston County, northeastward to Panola County and all points north and west.

The main threats look to be damaging winds in excess of 60 mph and large hail up to golf ball size.

Another chance for showers and storms will exist, especially across portions of deep East Texas into your Friday. Most of the rainfall should clear the region just in time for the weekend.

We could see some great rainfall totals across East Texas. The latest guidance is hinting at the potential for a widespread 1-2 inches of rainfall with this system, however over portions of Hopkins, Hunt, Delta and Kaufman counties, rainfall totals have exceeded 3" and in some locations near 5".

Depend on the StormTracker Weather Team to keep you up-to-date with the changing weather conditions through your Thursday. Stay up to date with the latest forecast by downloading the KLTV Storm Tracker weather app. To download the app, text "APP7" to 77997.

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