First Alert Weather Day: Thunderstorms with possible strong wind, hail expected Monday

Low chance for rain today, higher chance tomorrow. Severe weather possible on Monday.
Published: Nov. 17, 2023 at 12:59 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2023 at 10:26 AM CST
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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - A First Alert Weather Day has been declared for Monday, November 20.

While a few isolated showers and thunderstorms will be possible late Sunday, there is a higher chance for showers and thunderstorms on Monday (especially in the late afternoon and evening).

Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies for our Sunday. High temperatures this afternoon will be in the upper 60s and low 70s. There is a chance for a few showers and non-severe thunderstorms today and tonight, but most of us will stay dry. After today, attention turns to tomorrow and the possibility for severe weather.


A First Alert Weather Day remains in effect for Monday and the Storm Prediction Center maintains a Slight Risk (Level 2 out of 5) for nearly all of East Texas. A change to the forecast is that we now expect storms to arrive possibly as early as the mid to late morning hours, meaning an earlier arrival time than previously thought. The good news with this is that storms are now expected to be clear of East Texas by the time many of us go to bed, and you will not need to worry about storms overnight into Tuesday.

Our primary concerns with this storm system remain wind and hail, though there is also a tornado risk. With the possibility of strong wind during tomorrow’s storms, and the forecast windy conditions on Tuesday, today will be the day to secure any outdoor decorations so they aren’t damaged or blown away.

Risk map
Risk map(KLTV)
Severe weather threats
Severe weather threats(KLTV)

Beyond Tuesday, the rest of the week looks less windy and quite nice. For Thanksgiving, there is a low chance for rain, mainly in Deep East Texas. Rain chances will then increase into next weekend for all of East Texas.

We will continue to have updates on-air and on all of our digital platforms, including our free KLTV and KTRE weather apps.