Rain and strong storms likely tonight

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Another strong Pacific storm system will move into the state of Texas tonight, providing most of the state with some heavy rain and thunderstorms.

The shower and thunderstorm complexes will move into Deep East Texas later this evening and continue through the overnight hours, before tapering off Tuesday morning.

Based on the current location and movement of the line this evening, we should see the storms affect communities along an Alto to Crockett line by 11pm.  As that line races eastward, it should be hitting the Highway 59 corridor by midnight, and then affect areas along and near Highway 96 by 2am.

Due to the strength of this low pressure system, some of the storms could be on the strong to severe side.  The main threat looks to be damaging winds, heavy downpours, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.

The great news, however, is that the parade of storms coming in to the Piney Woods every four to five days continues.  These storm systems will continue to give us one half to one inch of rain on average, with some areas receiving higher amounts.

Due to the active weather pattern, another chance for rain will be possible on Thursday and then again on Christmas day.

To get a more detailed look at your forecast, you can head to our StormTracker Weather Center.  It is there where you can also view our live streaming radar for any storms that move in later this evening.  If you would like to take over the controls and zoom down to your local streets, please try our Interactive Radar.

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