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A potent storm system will affect East Texas late this weekend

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The area highlighted in green represents where strong to severe thunderstorms will take place on Sunday. The area highlighted in green represents where strong to severe thunderstorms will take place on Sunday.
Another blast of Arctic air will invade East Texas, sending temperatures down to freezing by Monday morning. Another blast of Arctic air will invade East Texas, sending temperatures down to freezing by Monday morning.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -

A very potent storm system will affect the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas this weekend as we get the month of March off to a roaring start as it comes in like a lion.

If you are making outdoor plans this weekend, Saturday will be the better of the two days to partake in those activities as showers and heavy thunderstorms will push their way in to Lufkin and Nacogdoches on Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. 

Some of these storms could become severe, capable of producing some small hail and damaging winds.  As a result of this threat, there is a "slight" risk of severe weather for all of East Texas on Sunday.

Once the heavy rain and storms blow through, we will see another shot of Arctic air spill south through the Plains.  This will lead to a huge drop in temperatures as we get next week underway.  In fact, another freeze is possible for both next Monday and Tuesday mornings as a stiff north wind brings in another batch of cold air.

With the threat for heavy storms and severe weather this weekend, please sign up for our free ThunderCall service.  ThunderCall will personally call your cell phone or landline should any severe thunderstorm, flash flood, or tornado warnings be issued for your specific zip code.  The best part about this free service is that you can register as many phones as you want.

Also, don't forget to download our free KTRE weather app. in your app. store today if you have not done so already.  Our weather app. gives you access to Interactive radar, alerts you to any severe weather, and provides you with access to our video webcasts and so much more. 

Make sure to keep tuning back in to KTRE 9 News for your latest weather updates. 

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