First Alert Weather Day in effect for late Monday into Tuesday
EAST TEXAS (KLTV/KTRE) - A First Alert Weather Day is in effect until the pre-dawn hours of Tuesday.
Strong/severe Thunderstorms are likely and will come in two rounds for the northern half of East Texas and in a single round for southern most areas, or the southern half.
At this time, the Storm Predication Center has placed ALL OF EAST TEXAS under a SLIGHT RISK, or a 15 percent chance for strong/severe storms within 25 miles of any point at some time this evening and overnight.
During the evening hours, the strongest storms are likely over the northern sections of East Texas and then for ALL OF EAST TEXAS during the overnight hours.
The greatest threat is still the strong thunderstorm wind gusts of 60-70 mph. These winds will likely take down some trees as they move through.
A few isolated tornadoes are possible as well over central and southern areas but cannot be ruled out for any location. Hail of 1-inch in diameter or larger will be possible in the strongest storms and flash flooding will be possible, especially over areas north of Highway 79, or from Palestine to Jacksonville to Henderson to Carthage.
Rainfall totals nearing 2″-3″ will be possible, but not a general rule. Please stay alert this evening/overnight as these storms move through. If you haven’t done so already, please download the KLTV Weather App. It is free and will be very helpful as this weather moves through.
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