Potential for scattered strong to severe storms in ETX

Published: Mar. 17, 2016 at 12:04 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2016 at 12:08 PM CDT
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EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - After several days of dry weather and warm temperatures, East Texas will have to deal with the potential for scattered strong to severe storms once again across the region.

A stalled out frontal boundary to our south, along with an area of low pressure moving in from the west will combine to produce periods of scattered showers and storms across East Texas, Thursday.

The best timing for scattered storms Thursday morning, will be located across the I-30 corridor. The better chances shift south along the I-20 corridor by early Thursday afternoon and across Deep East Texas during the rest of our Thursday afternoon.

Any of the storms that do develop could be strong to possibly severe. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the area under a Marginal to Slight risk for severe storms. That's a level 1 & 2 out of 5 on the scale.

Due to some very cold air aloft, the greatest threat for us seems to deal with the potential for large hail from any of these storms. Damaging winds and heavy downpours could also cause some problems. We also will have to watch for a low tornado threat with any individual storm.

The threat for scattered showers & storms will continue into the evening and overnight hours. More showers & storms could develop with a secondary boundary for our Friday.

Depend on the StormTracker Weather Team to keep you up-to-date on the threat for severe weather across East Texas!

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