Showers and Thunderstorms expected in ETX this evening - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

Showers and Thunderstorms expected in ETX this evening

Severe Weather Outlook. (Source: Storm Prediction Center) Severe Weather Outlook. (Source: Storm Prediction Center)
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

Today marks the official start of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, but that is not the talk around East Texas. A cold front is making its way through East Texas, and with it a round of showers and thunderstorms is expected.

The past few days, a powerful and deadly storm system has been pounding through the plain states, developing numerous tornadoes, damaging many homes and businesses, and even taking the lives of many people. This same storm system is going to be moving through East Texas Saturday, and with it comes the threat for severe weather. The good news is that the threat is not anywhere close to where it was in states to our north.

The atmosphere is not set up for the same kind of severe weather that we saw in Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois. The low-level shear will not be strong enough to support a strong or widespread tornado threat, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. The atmosphere however is set up for strong straight-line wind damage, and large hail in some areas. The storm prediction center has issued a slight risk for severe weather over much of East Texas today.

We've been mainly seeing a partly cloudy sky, but in the evening/overnight hours, a line of showers and thunderstorms is expected to push through East Texas. Starting in our northwestern counties, and ending in our southeastern counties. Some of these showers and thunderstorms could be severe with the biggest threat being strong damaging winds and hail. An isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out though.

We will as always keep you up to date on all of the weather moving through East Texas. Remember to download the KLTV 7 weather app, and that you can track the severe weather from your desktop computer. Be sure to follow the KLTV 7 facebook page and Meteorologist Brett Collar for the latest on the severe weather.

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • East Texas NewsMore>>

  • Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Defense questions investigator in third day of Henderson trial

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:19:49 GMT
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
    James Henderson's defense attorney, Stanley Sokolowski, started off the third day of court by questioning the state's witness, Investigator Bill Rulland. The cross examination lasted most of the morning and even a little into the afternoon. According to Investigator Michael Molnes, with the Houston County Sheriff's Office, Sokolowski attempted to discredit Brenna Theuer's witness testimony, as well as testimony from Robert Mobley.  The trial is expected to head into closing arg...More >>
  • Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Tar-covered tires stick to parking lot of Lufkin tire shop

    Friday, September 22 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-09-22 23:09:01 GMT
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
    More than a few tar-covered tires are hanging on to the parking lot of a Lufkin tire shop.  On August 31, newly laid asphalt on Loop 287 started sticking to tires of those driving, leaving many of the cars un-driveable. As of Friday, the Texas Department of Transportation hadn't come out with an official cause for the incident, but that hasn't stopped over 600 people from filing claims with them. Copyright 2017 KTRE. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Trinity County traffic stop results in 2 felony drugs arrests. seizure of weed, codiene, other drugs

    Friday, September 22 2017 6:19 PM EDT2017-09-22 22:19:50 GMT

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>

    Deputies with the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office made two felony drug arrests and seized marijuana, Prometh VC with codeine, hydrocodone, Alprazolam, and ecstasy after a traffic stop near the intersection of Robb and Jefferson streets late Tuesday night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly