First Alert Weather Day declared for East Texas

First Alert Weather Day declared for East Texas
Source: KLTV Staff (Source: KLTV Staff)

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - As we head into the evening hours, chances for strong to severe storms will increase. Best chances for the stronger line of storms to move through will be just after midnight and continue into the morning hours on Thursday.

This line will move out of the northern areas of East Texas shortly after sunrise on Thursday but will continue over Deep East Texas until the late morning hours.

Once again, the Storm Prediction Center has a good portion of East Texas, including the Tyler/Longview/Jacksonville area, under the ENHANCED Risk for strong to severe storms which means at least a 30-percent chance for significant severe weather to move through that area.

The rest of East Texas is under a SLIGHT Risk for strong to severe storms or a 15-percent chance for significant severe weather. Eastern and Deep East Texas are under this SLIGHT Risk for now. The main risk remains large hail, strong thunderstorm winds of 60 mph or more, some flash-flooding risk exist over the eastern sections of East Texas, which are currently under a flash flood watch. The tornado risk remains low, but certainly not out of the question. Please remain Weather Alert this evening and overnight tonight.

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We will continue to update you throughout the evening.

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