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02/15/08 - Tyler

Severe Weather Possible On Saturday

A strong storm system will be moving into East Texas tomorrow and with it, a chance of strong to severe thunderstorms, especially late tomorrow afternoon and evening.  A cold front will stall out across the northern sections of East Texas today.  At the same time, a strong upper level low pressure over the Southwestern United States will move east towards the Lone Star State.  This will cause a strong low pressure to form at the surface along the cold front in South Central Texas and move north into Southeast Oklahoma by early Sunday Morning.  As this low strengthens, moisture from the Gulf will increase over East Texas allowing the formation of scattered thunderstorms.  The winds and energy across East Texas, especially the southern half, will lead to a few of these storms becoming severe with large hail, gusty winds, and maybe an isolated tornado.  Along I-20 and to the north, the threat of severe weather is not as great but, there is still a chance of large hail and gusty winds with any storm that forms.  A strong line of storms will move through all of East Texas late tomorrow evening and into the overnight hours.  Strong gusty winds and large hail will be the main threat with this line.  Stay tuned to KLTV and for further updates on this developing situation.

Grant Dade, Good Morning East Texas/Midday Meteorologist.

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