EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A First Alert Weather Day is in effect from Friday afternoon through early Saturday Morning.
We continue to monitor the threat for strong to severe storms over all of East Texas beginning Friday afternoon and continuing through the early morning hours on Saturday. A vigorous storm system is expected to dive into East Texas beginning on Friday afternoon. Ahead of, and along this frontal system, showers and strong to severe thunderstorms are likely to occur. The Storm Prediction Center continues to have ALL OF EAST TEXAS under a 30%-Risk of significant severe weather. Strong, Gusty Winds along with isolated tornadoes, large hail, and some flash flooding will be possible during this time period. Winds in excess of 60-70 mph are possible in the strongest storms. Isolated tornadoes will also be possible. Once the front moves through your area, the risk for storms will diminish quickly. By Saturday afternoon, skies will begin to clear with very gusty winds out of the NW.
This is a good time to plan for the chances of significant severe storms. Make sure batteries are charged in case power is interrupted. Please make sure you know where your Tornado Safe Spot is...Yes, the Smallest, Windowless, Interior room in your home. Please download the KLTV Weather App if you have not done so already. This will warn you of impending severe weather and give you the power of First Alert Doppler Radar in the palm of your hand.