East Texas is under a "slight" risk for severe weather on Tuesday afternoon/evening. An enhanced risk exists further east, into portions of Arkansas and Louisiana.
Our Microcast computer model shows the line of storms approaching the Highway 59 corridor by 9pm Tuesday evening.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -
All the unseasonably warm and humid weather we have experienced this past week will be finally coming to an end by Wednesday. However, in order to get some cooler weather, we will have to go through some strong to severe thunderstorms on Tuesday evening.
The storm system that will be responsible for bringing heavy storms into the Piney Woods tomorrow evening is still out to our west across the desert southwest. As this system pulls eastward, it will tap into a very warm and humid airmass to generate showers and thunderstorms.
Since we are expecting a line of storms to move in that will be linear in nature, the threat for damaging winds over 60 mph will be the main severe weather threat. Even though we cannot rule out the chance for an isolated tornado to occur ahead of the main line, we believe that the high winds will be our main concern across the Piney Woods.
Timing wise, we believe this squall line will be approaching a Palestine to Crockett line by 7pm, the Highway 59 corridor from Nacogdoches to Lufkin by around 9pm, and a Center to San Augustine line by 11pm. It should be noted that the timing could change by a few hours, but that's what our latest computer model guidance suggests at this time.
Once we get behind the front Tuesday night, we will be in store for a treat for the remainder of the week.
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