EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A First Alert Weather Day remains in effect for East Texas for Saturday morning through Saturday mid-afternoon.
A First Alert Weather Day remains in effect for a good part of Saturday as a strong Pacific Front moves through East Texas at that time. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the NE portions of East Texas under a SLIGHT RISK for strong to severe storms and the remainder of the area under a Marginal Risk.
The Slight Risk means that there is a 15 percent chance for significant severe weather within 25 miles of any point within the risk area. A Marginal Risk is only 5 percent of significant severe weather. As this front moves through, the greatest risk are likely to be Large Hail (1″ in diameter or larger) and strong Thunderstorm Winds (60 MPH or higher). Once the front moves through your area, the chances of severe storms will diminish fairly quickly. Rainfall totals are still expected to be below 1.00″ for most of the area, so the Flash Flooding Risk remains very low. A few isolated tornadoes will be possible, but these chances are low as well.
By the middle part of the afternoon on Saturday, the storms should clear ALL OF EAST TEXAS, even the southernmost areas. Please keep this in mind as you plan your Saturday.
If you haven't signed up for First Alert ThunderCall, a phone call that will be sent out when Warnings are issued for your address, Please do so by going to www.kltv.com/weather and Click on Thundercall. If you haven't downloaded the FREE KLTV Weather App to your phone, now is a very good time to do so. Watches and Warnings will be sent to your phone as well.
Stay tuned for more updates.