A few strong-to-severe storms possible later today

A few strong-to-severe storms possible later today

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - The recent warm and humid weather will take a backseat to some cooler and less humid air as we head into the upcoming Easter weekend.

Before we can enjoy some fresh air, however, we will have to deal with the threat for some strong-to-severe thunderstorms that will be possible as a cold front blasts through Lufkin and Nacogdoches later today.

The cold front is scheduled to make its way through Deep East Texas between the hours of 5 to 9 pm.  With many East Texans gathering with friends and family for Good Friday church services later today, please be mindful that thunderstorms will be developing as the cold front moves through your neighborhood.

It should be noted that we are not expecting a widespread, severe weather outbreak.  In fact, the "slight" risk outlook, which was in place yesterday, has been downgraded to a "marginal" risk, which is good news.

In layman's terms, a "marginal" risk means there is only a 5% chance of severe weather taking place within a 25 mile radius of your place of residence.  That means odds are in your favor that you will not see any severe weather today.  However, with such a strong cold front moving in during the peak heating of the day, we still feel that a few strong thunderstorms will be possible as the front arrives on your doorstep.  In today's case, we are looking at high winds and small hailstones being our main threat with any of the heavy thunderstorms that develop late this afternoon and early this evening.

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