Another round of strong storms likely later today

There will be a high risk for heavy rain and a moderate risk for large hail, and damaging winds.
There will be a high risk for heavy rain and a moderate risk for large hail, and damaging winds.

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - After enduring some strong and severe thunderstorms on Monday, another round of rough weather will set its sights on East Texas later today.

A strong storm system located over the Panhandle of Texas will help trigger some strong to severe storms across Central and North Texas early this afternoon.  These storms will form along a dryline and then advance eastward through the afternoon and evening hours.

These storms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes as they make their way into our western communities west of Highway 59.

Our Microcast computer model shows a few strong storms developing and moving into our western counties by 4pm.  If you live east of Highway 59, you will not experience these storms until later tonight and early Wednesday morning.

In addition to the severe weather threat, locally heavy rainfall will be possible as well.  When you combine the rain that we saw yesterday and the additional one to two inches between now and Wednesday that are expected, the potential for minor flooding will exist in spots.

Tools to Stay on Top of the Weather

With the active weather expected later today, we have several ways in which you can stay informed and on top of the latest developments.  Our StormTracker Weather Center gives you access to our live streaming radar and access to our weather crawls.  Our Interactive Radar feature allows you to track storms and see where they are headed.

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, and our severe weather alerts.  This is especially handy if you are away from your television or computer.  Best of all, if your power goes out, you can still stay on top of all the weather developments.

©2012 KTRE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.