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02/04/08 - Tyler

Strong Storms Making Their Way Into Our Area Tonight

The clash of moist air from the Gulf of Mexico and cold air crossing the Plains later today could spark strong storms from East Texas to the Mississippi Valley, and by Tuesday, the threat of severe storms will spread from Texas to the Great Lakes.

The dramatically different air masses and a constant flow of Gulf moisture are expected spark the outbreak of severe storms.  Temperatures north of the warm front will be in the middle to upper 30s, while record-challenging highs in the 60s and 70s will be recorded today to the south and east of the storms.

The potential for severe storms will increase by tonight, with thunderstorms spreading from East Texas to Indiana as a disturbance drops out of the Rockies and crosses the Deep South.

The strongest storms will be over the Arklatex region tonight, with heavy rain, hail, and damaging winds posing the main threats. The potential of isolated tornado development cannot be ruled out.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com.

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