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.
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