Severe weather a possibility for tonight

By Grant Dade - bio | email

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - After 80 degree temperatures the last five days across East Texas, an abrupt end to the warmth is coming. A strong cold front will move into East Texas late tonight bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms to the area, a few of which could be strong. There is a slight chance on or two storms could form later this afternoon and any storm that does develop could produce strong gusty winds and small hail. Most of the energy needed for strong to severe thunderstorms will move to our north so I am not expecting a great deal of severe weather.

I am however expecting a large area of East Texas to experience heavy rain. They way it looks now, most of East Texas should see between 2 and 3 inches of rain with a few spots receiving more than 5 inches before Saturday. This would put a huge dent in the rainfall deficit across East Texas, which is over 5 inches for most of the area. Click here to read more...