EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - First Alert Weather Days have been declared from Tuesday afternoon through midday on Thursday.
A slow-moving cold front will move into East Texas during the day on Tuesday and remain in our area through early Thursday morning. As this front slowly moves through, chances for some isolated severe storms will be likely, but the Flash Flooding Risk increases quickly.
At this time, it looks like the heavier rainfall will begin moving into East Texas later in the day on Tuesday than previously thought, and may not really begin until late Tuesday evening.
Our rivers/streams and creeks remain fairly high and our soil, very moist. The additional rainfall that is forecast will likely cause problems along these rivers/streams and creeks.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed a good portion of East Texas under a SLIGHT RISK for strong to severe storms from Tuesday morning through Wednesday morning and keeps the southern sections of East Texas under this same SLIGHT RISK through Thursday morning.
Wednesday-Thursday's Slight Risk is generally south of HWY 79. (Please see graphics attached) The greatest risks appear to be some isolated pockets of large hail, gusty thunderstorm winds of 60 mph and I feel the greatest risk will be Flash Flooding across a good portion of our area.
Rainfall totals should be in the 3.00"-5.00" range through early Thursday morning with additional rain over the southern sections of East Texas through midday on Thursday. Some area may get less than 3", but most will receive more than 3" from Tuesday through Thursday of this week.
Please remain Weather Alert and please stay tuned for more updates.