EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Several viewers have asked me when we will see relief from the heat? My answer is simple: we are only four months away from October. While we get a chuckle or two, it is safe to say summer has unofficially arrived to East Texas.
Even though we will not see 60's for highs anytime soon, we can always look for those little glimmers of hope that can offer a little reprieve from the heat.
One of those silver linings will take shape over the next couple of days, courtesy of a June cold (cool) front. This front will move into the Piney Woods on Tuesday and hang around on Wednesday as it stalls in our general area.
This front will not provide any noticeable drop in the temperatures, but it will serve as a focal point for showers and thunderstorms to develop. Of course, if your neighborhood gets underneath one of these strong storms the next couple of days, you will get the double bonus of beneficial rainfall and a nice drop in the temperatures from the rain-cooled air.
Slight Risk of Severe Weather
As with any front that moves into East Texas this time of year, there will be a slight risk of severe weather. That means some of these storms will have the potential to produce small hail and damaging winds.
In addition to those two threats, all of these storms will be accompanied by heavy downpours, and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning strikes.
Keep in mind that we are talking about scattered thunderstorms and not widespread storms. That means not everyone will get wet and see the rain. Hopefully the areas that missed out on last week's storms will be the recipients of better fortunes this time around.