EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - The Storm Prediction Center has dropped the SLIGHT RISK for East Texas through early Wednesday morning. Still, we are in the Marginal Risk area, which means that a few isolated severe storms will still be possible, and in these storms, gusty winds and some hail will remain possible if not likely.
Beginning tomorrow morning, the majority of East Texas will be covered in a SLIGHT RISK giving us a better chance for stronger and more widespread thunderstorm activity. During the day on Wednesday and into Wednesday night/Thursday morning, the chances for some pockets of large hail, areas of very strong thunderstorm winds of 60 mph or higher in the strongest storms that form. Once again, the risk of Flash Flooding will remain high with rainfall totals of 2"-5", with some areas exceeding that. Please be extremely cautious over the next few days once the rains begin. Turn Around, Don't Drown. If you see water over the roadway ahead, find another way home, or to your final destination. With the soil being nearly saturated from previous rainfall events, the gusty winds may easily down trees and power lines in some of the strongest storms.
As we venture into Thursday morning, the rain should end over the northern 1/2 of East Texas, leaving the southern areas to deal with additional flooding rainfall. By Midday on Thursday, the heaviest rainfall should exit Deep East Texas with just a few light showers lingering.