EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - While the northeast United States will be dealing with a major snow storm this weekend, we could be dealing with a few severe thunderstorms in our neck of the woods come Sunday.
A potent west coast storm is now beginning to move east and will eventually slow down as it makes its way through the Rockies and into the Plains. As we head into Sunday, that area of low pressure will drag a cold front into the Piney Woods.
It is along and ahead that front where the potential exists for some strong to severe thunderstorms to develop. The main threats will be high winds, small hailstones, and isolated tornadoes. In addition to the threat for severe weather, heavy rainfall will also be possible with any bands of rain and thunderstorms that move through on Sunday afternoon.
Rain Chances to Linger
We will cool off, but not necessarily clear out behind the front. The main trough of low pressure will continue to feed in Pacific moisture on top of the cooler air at the surface, leading to a couple of cloudy and wet days. The rain that falls behind the front on Monday and Tuesday will not be as intense or heavy as what we are expecting on Sunday, but it will be persistent and linger through Tuesday night.
Before it's all said and done, we are expecting a good one to two inches of rain between now and next Wednesday, with some areas even receiving over three inches in spots. Our graphic to your right shows the rainfall potential will be highest just east of the Piney Woods, stretching from Louisiana into Mississippi and Alabama.
The rainfall is something we really need considering we are in a slight deficit for the year. Some areas have not received much rain as of late, so we will gladly take a few inches spread out over a three to four day period.
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Stay with KTRE-TV and ktre.com over the next few days. We will keep you updated on the threat for strong to severe thunderstorms on Sunday both on ktre.com and on KTRE-TV ABC 9.