A First Alert Weather Day-Friday Afternoon/Evening
As we get closer and closer to the likelihood for strong to severe storms to move through East Texas on our Friday, we continue with a First Alert Weather Day for Friday afternoon/evening as a strong storm system moves in from the west.
The Storm Prediction Center continues to keep all of East Texas under a SLIGHT RISK for strong to severe storms in our area tomorrow afternoon and evening. As was the case yesterday, and confirming it today, the greatest risks are expected to be Strong Thunderstorms Winds in excess of 60 mph, some large hail of 1" in diameter or larger along with a chance for an isolated tornado or two across the East Texas area during this time period. A slightly higher risk for isolated tornadoes will be to our East and Northeast later in the evening hours. The Flash Flooding risk will remain fairly low as these storms should move through fairly rapidly. Rainfall totals are expected to range from .75" to nearly 2.00" in a few locations. Average rainfall will be slightly above the 1.00" amount.
Please be ready for the possibility of power outages by making sure you have all of your batteries charged up and ready to go. This is not a scare tactic, but just proper preparations for strong to severe storms. Downloading our FREE KLTV Weather App, as well as signing up for First Alert ThunderCall, is another great thing to do. It is FREE as well. Just go to KLTV.COM/WEATHER to sign up.
Timing... Storm initiation should occur over the NW sections of East Texas between 10 am and Noon on Friday. Mt. Pleasant-Tyler-Palestine near 4 pm, Marshall-Mt. Enterprise-Alto and Lovelady around 7 pm, Nacogdoches-Lufkin around 8:30 pm and finally out of East Texas by 1 am on Saturday morning. More updates to come as we get closer to the event.