A few strong-to-severe storms will form just ahead of the cold front on Thursday evening.
Rain and storms will shift to areas around the Livingston and Woodville areas on Friday.
The best threat for severe weather will remain just off to our north, where an enhanced risk of severe weather exists Thursday evening.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -
Tis the season: for springs storms, that is. Yes, it is that time of year where the weather patterns get more favorable for spring storms and even severe weather as well.
On Thursday evening, we will see a dryline and cold front approach Lufkin and Nacogdoches from the northwest. As those features get closer to us, we will see some scattered, strong-to-severe thunderstorms develop around the Corsicana, Tyler, and Shreveport areas.
A few of those heavy thunderstorms may sneak into our northern counties and communities late Thursday evening.
Futurecast shows what the radar may look like around ten o'clock tomorrow evening. Any of those storms that move into the Rusk, Mount Enterprise, and Nacogdoches areas could contain some small hail and damaging winds.
As a result of this threat, there is a “slight” risk of severe weather that has been outlined for areas mainly along and north of Nacogdoches. Areas to the south of there should stay clear of any severe weather. Keep in mind that there is an “enhanced” risk for severe weather further off to our north for areas in Northeast Texas. That means that the likelihood for severe thunderstorms is higher for that particular corner of the state.
As the cold front pushes through on Friday morning, we can expect to see a better chance of rain and a few rumbles of thunder across Deep East Texas.
As the “cool” front pushes through our southern counties and communities on Friday, a few more strong storms could ignite around the Livingston and Woodville areas on Friday afternoon.
Since this weak cool front will stall to our south, we will not experience much in the way of a cool down in our part of the state.
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