The biggest threats that we are monitoring are damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding. The tornado potential has increased slightly since the last outlook. The large hail threat remains low.
A few more days to continue drying out here in East Texas before more rain moves in. Lots of sunshine through Thursday with a partly cloudy sky expected on Friday with a very, very small chance for a shower or two.
A strong Pacific Cold Front is heading toward East Texas and will likely begin moving through the NW sections of our area just before midnight tonight. The front should be through all of ETX by 9 a.m. tomorrow, taking the risk for severe weather with it.
Overnight Wednesday and into early Thursday morning, showers and isolated thunderstorms will be possible, therefore, we have declared a First Alert Weather Day for Late Wednesday night and very early on Thursday morning.
A First Alert Weather Day remains in place for Wednesday as heavy thunderstorms are likely to move in on Halloween evening. A few storms could even turn severe, with damaging winds, small hail, and an isolated tornado possible.