TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A First Alert Weather Day is still in effect for all of East Texas from Friday afternoon through very early Saturday morning. Showers and storms will develop along and ahead of a dryline and cold front out west beginning early tomorrow afternoon.
These storms will quickly strengthen while pushing into East Texas starting in the early to mid-afternoon and will come in multiple rounds on and off throughout the remainder of the afternoon and evening hours, with the last of the storms exiting East Texas an hour or two after midnight Saturday morning.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed ALL of East Texas under a Slight (Level 2/5) Risk for scattered strong to severe storms capable of developing large hail up to the size of golf balls, damaging gusty winds, and localized flash flooding due to torrential rainfall.
Tornado threat is low for now but certainly not at zero, especially if we see more isolated cells develop in the mid to late afternoon.
Please keep your phones charged throughout the day tomorrow and continue to check for more updates to the forecast. If you haven’t already, be sure to download the free KLTV/KTRE First Alert Weather Apps. More to come.