Heavy rain and strong storms likely this weekend

By Brad Hlozek - email

FROM THE STORM TRACKER WEATHER CENTER (KTRE) - East Texas will be in store for some heavy rain and possible severe weather this weekend.  A slow moving cold front will make its way towards East Texas later this evening.  Along this front, disturbances will ride northeast spreading showers and storms across most of the area.  A few of these storms could become severe.  Right now it appears the best chance of severe weather will be across our northeastern counties were the best combination of instability and wind shear will occur.  The main threat from today's storms will be large hail and gusty winds however, we can't rule out an isolated tornado.

Tomorrow, we will see an area of low pressure develop to our southwest and move north along a cold front.  This will cause the front to sweep through the area Saturday night giving us a chance of showers and storms Saturday afternoon and evening, some of which could be severe.  In addition to the strong storms, heavy rainfall will accompany these storms as well.

Remember that you can stay ahead of the storms this weekend by viewing our Interactive Radar.  You can zoom down to your neighborhood and track the rain and thunder where you live.

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