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Slight risk of severe storms on Monday

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -

(KTRE):  A potent storm system will move out of the Rockies and into the Southern Plain states today, bringing with it everything from snow to severe weather.

This storm system will drag a strong cold front into East Texas during the mid to late morning hours.  As the front taps into the warm and humid air, there is the slight chance that some of the storms could be severe.

The main threats would be damaging straight line winds over 50 mph, small hail, and isolated tornadoes.  At this point, it appears the best chance for severe weather will be for areas and communities along and east of a Center to San Augustine to Zavalla line.

Areas west of Highway 59 will more than likely stay dry and not see any severe thunderstorms as the best moisture and lift will be further to the east.

Look for the severe weather threat to end by midday as the cold front sweeps through the Piney Woods of East Texas.

If any weather watches or warnings are issued, KTRE-TV and ktre.com will be your first alert.  You can also sign up for severe weather alerts sent right to your email inbox by clicking here.  If you would like to receive severe weather alerts on your cell phone or home phone,  you can sign up through ThunderCall.  ThunderCall is a free service that will call you if a severe weather warning is issued where you live.

As always, you can track Monday morning's rain and thunderstorms with our live streaming radar and Interactive Radar, both accessible on our weather homepage.

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