EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAYS TODAY AND WEDNESDAY FOR THE THREAT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
A strong upper-level low-pressure system will push into the central United States late Tuesday evening and into the day Wednesday. With ample moisture already in place across the Arklatex, the upper-level support will bring enough lift and energy to the atmosphere for developing thunderstorms. Cold air aloft will cause a threat for marginally severe hail. High winds are also possible with any strong storms. More heavy rainfall will cause problems for already swollen creeks and rivers across East Texas. A flash flood watch will be in effect for northern parts of East Texas from Tuesday afternoon through early Thursday morning.
Tuesday thunderstorms will develop in parts of south and central Texas and move northeast through East Texas during the midday and afternoon hours. A break in the rain is expected Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning. A few scattered showers and storms are possible during the day Wednesday, but the heaviest rain will develop along and ahead of a cold front that will move into the area late Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Rain will end gradually during the first half of the day Thursday with some clearing possible by late afternoon and evening.