EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for the NE sections of East Texas starting Tuesday afternoon and will continue through midnight Wednesday night, if not longer.
A pair of upper-level disturbances and a cold front are expected to move through East Texas over the next few days. The first disturbance will move overhead during the day on Tuesday and the second on Wednesday. Late on Wednesday night, a cold front is expected to move through the area as well. Will that said, Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible here in East Texas both on Tuesday and again on Wednesday. This rain should end early on Thursday morning as the cooler/drier air moves into the area.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of East Texas under a Marginal Risk for Tuesday, which is a 5% chance of significant severe weather. On Wednesday, a good portion of East Texas will be under a Slight Risk for significant severe storms, which is a 15% chance for this to happen. At this time, the greatest risks appear to be large hail and gusty, thunderstorm winds on Wednesday. With an additional 1"-4" of rain, more flash flooding is possible as well. We will continue to keep you posted an any and all changes over the next few days.
Please remain Weather Alert Tuesday and Wednesday as the two disturbances move over East Texas. Lightning/Thunder, Wind, and Hail will all be possible, especially on Wednesday. The tornado risk, at this time, remains fairly low. If you have not done so already, please sign up for First Alert ThunderCall right here... kltv.thundercall.com. Also, download our free KLTV/KTRE Weather App at your App Store. A great tool to have. Trust me on this one.
More to come.