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Strong to severe thunderstorms could interrupt your weekend plans

Our main severe weather threat will be damaging winds, which could exceed 60 mph. Our main severe weather threat will be damaging winds, which could exceed 60 mph.
The green area represents the "slight" risk area. The green area represents the "slight" risk area.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A fairly strong and potent storm system will be tracking from the west coast and into the state of Texas on Saturday.  This system has a good chance of bringing us widespread rain and heavy thunderstorms late Saturday evening and Saturday night.  There is even the chance that some of the storms could be severe.

At this time, the Storm Prediction Center has placed most of Deep East Texas under a “slight” risk for severe weather.  What does a “slight” risk mean?  Quite simply, it means that there is a 15% chance of severe weather taking place within a 25 mile radius of your location.  That means odds are low you will be directly impacted by high winds, hail, or a tornado.  However, because the threat is still there, we certainly want to put it on your radar and give you a heads up, just so you are not caught off guard in case you have plans on Saturday evening.

The main threat with this setup will be damaging winds and perhaps an isolated tornado.  Outside of the severe weather potential, heavy downpours will be common, as one to two inches of rain are possible before the system exits stage right on Sunday morning.

The best way you can stay on top of the weather this weekend is to make sure you download our FREE KTRE weather app.  If you don't have a smart phone and would like to receive severe weather alerts on your flip phone or your home phone, you can sign up for our FREE ThunderCall service.  Both of these features will alert you to severe weather the instant a severe weather warning is issued where you live.  Even if you do not receive bad weather in your neighborhood, having one or both of these products will be useful for future severe weather outbreaks in Deep East Texas.

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