First Alert Weather Day declared for Wednesday afternoon, early evening

First Alert Weather Day declared for Wednesday afternoon, early evening
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EAST TEXAS, Texas (KLTV) - A First Alert Weather Day has been Declared for Wednesday afternoon/early evening for all areas along and East of Highway 69 - Eastern sections of East Texas.

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As we monitor the potential for severe thunderstorms in East Texas, it appears that the best chances for strong/severe storms will begin during the early afternoon hours and continue, moving south, during the late afternoon/early evening hours.

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The Storm Prediction Center has moved the SLIGHT RISK for strong to severe storms, or a 15% chance for significant severe weather, a bit farther west. Now including Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Nacogdoches, and other locations over the Eastern half of East Texas.

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Currently, Lufkin is in a Marginal Risk. The NW sections of East Texas, nearer to Greenville and Emory, the risks here are less than other locations along HWY 69. There is a Marginal Risk, or a 5% chance of significant severe weather for the remainder of East Texas on Wednesday.

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Greatest risks appear to be Large Hail, to Golf Ball Size, and Strong Wind Gusts near 60-70 mph in the strongest storms.

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The tornado risk is low, but certainly NOT out of the question, especially as the storms move eastward into Louisiana and Arkansas.

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Once the front passes your area, the threat of severe storms diminishes very quickly. So, at this time, Please Be Weather Alert during the afternoon for northeastern and east-central areas, then during the late afternoon/evening hours over southeastern sections. More updates will follow.

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