EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - The first of two cold fronts will begin to move through the NW sections of East Texas a few hours before midnight Wednesday night.
As this front moves through, showers and thunderstorms are expected to increase in coverage and intensity. This front will likely move through all of East Texas by 4 AM on Thursday. By this time, most of the strong storms should have ended or moved out of our area. A second front will slide through during the day on Thursday, bringing with it, cooler and drier air.
As has been the case for the past few days, the Storm Prediction Center is keeping the northern sections of East Texas under a SLIGHT RISK for strong to severe storms through early Thursday morning. The area of greatest concern is north of Hwy 79, or on a line from Palestine to Jacksonville to Henderson to Carthage.
Greatest risks during these storms will be strong, gusty winds in the heavier thunderstorms, pockets of large hail and the continued threat of flash flooding as some areas may receive totals of over 1.50"-2.00" in the heavier downpours. There will be a slight risk for an isolated tornado as well with the strongest storms that form along this front. We will continue to monitor the situation before and during the storms tonight. Please stay with us.
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