First Alert Weather Day for Thursday afternoon and evening
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A First Alert Weather Day has been issued for this Thursday as a line of strong to severe thunderstorms is likely to begin moving through East Texas during the late morning hours and continue through the early evening hours.
The Storm Predication Center has placed all of East Texas under a slight risk (15% chance for significant severe weather) and the northeast sections of East Texas under an enhanced risk (30% chance for significant severe weather), generally northeast of a line from Sulphur Springs to Tyler to Center.
The greatest risks, at this time, appear to be strong, gusty thunderstorm winds of 60-70 mph. Very heavy rainfall is expected in many areas, so flash flooding may be an issue as well along with some pockets of 1-inch size hail and even an isolated tornado or two.
Rainfall totals of 1.50 inch to 3.00 inches will be possible with these storms. Please be Weather Alert on Thursday as this line moves through. Weather conditions on Friday and the weekend will be very nice with no rain expected. More to come as we get closer to Thursday.
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