Strong storms and heavy rain likely this week

The green shaded area represents where strong thunderstorms and heavy rain will be ongoing Tuesday night.
The green shaded area represents where strong thunderstorms and heavy rain will be ongoing Tuesday night.

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Another potent spring storm will be pulling out of the Rockies and into the Southern Plain states this week, giving East Texas another round of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms.

A disturbance out ahead of our main storm system will move along the Texas coast today, giving parts of East Texas a chance for some rain and thunder.  At this time, it appears the best chances for storms today will be for areas mainly along and east of the Highway 59 corridor.

Some of these storms may be severe, containing large hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.

A better chance for more widespread rain and thunderstorms will move in late Tuesday evening and Tuesday night as the main storm system moves into North Texas. 

The threat for severe weather should diminish during the overnight hours; however, the threat for heavy rain and possible flooding could be a concern, especially if we see the storm movement slow down and cells train over the same areas.

The one bit of good news with this particular storm is that even though it will slow down, the center of the upper low looks to remain further north than past storms we have experienced.  That means the rainfall potential may not be as high as previous storms we have seen over the past month.

There could still be changes in the forecast due to the timing and position of this approaching storms, so please stay with KTRE-TV over the next couple of days as we fine tune the forecast.

Tools to Stay on Top of the Weather This Week

With the initial round of rain and storms set to move in early this afternoon, make sure you head to our StormTracker Weather Center to view our live streaming radar.  If you would like to take over the controls and zoom down to your local streets, please try our Interactive Radar.

If you have an Android or iPhone, you can download our StormTracker 9 weather app, which is available in the App store. Our KTRE Weather app gives you access to our Interactive Radar, hour-by-hour forecasts, and weather alerts.

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