All of Deep East Texas will be in the bullseye for any severe thunderstorms that move through our part of the state Friday evening.
Our biggest threat will be damaging winds.
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A Pacific storm system will be swinging through the Lone Star state on Friday, bringing with it a good chance for strong-to-severe thunderstorms in East Texas.
With all the dynamics and ingredients in place, all of East Texas has been placed under an “enhanced” risk for severe thunderstorms on Friday afternoon and Friday evening.
An “enhanced” risk means there is a 30% chance of severe weather taking place within a 25 mile radius of your place of residence. Keep in mind that when we were under this “enhanced” risk last Sunday, we had numerous hail storms that formed and moved through Nacogdoches and Shelby counties. It goes without saying, we are fairly confident that everything is coming in line to bring some severe thunderstorms to Deep East Texas late Friday evening.
Our biggest threat with any of these storms will be damaging winds. However, large hail and even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
You will certainly want to stay weather aware on Friday and the best way to do that is to make sure you download our new and improved FREE KTRE weather app. One of our new features now allows you to view lightning data when viewing the interactive radar. You can also get storm tracks, weather alerts, and all the features that you have grown accustomed to using over the past couple of years.
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. ThunderCall will call your registered phone number the instant a severe weather warning is issued where you live.