EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A western storm, which has generated snow in the Rockies, will be pulling east and into the Plains on Wednesday. As that happens, spring storms will develop and push in to the Piney Woods as we progress through the day.
Due to the powerful upper level winds, warm temperatures at the surface, and high dew point values, the recipe is in place for some of Wednesday's storms to turn severe.
The main threats in Deep East Texas will be damaging winds and small hailstones. While an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, the odds of it occurring in our area are very small. Since the storms will be linear in nature, high winds will be our main threat as the storm complex rolls through during the midday and mid-afternoon hours.
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Stay with KTRE-TV and ktre.com as we will keep you updated on the severe weather threat for East Texas.