EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - We have enjoyed sunshine for most of our weekend and temperatures feeling more like summer than spring. This heating at the surface could aid in the potential for some strong to severe storms overnight and into Monday.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of our area under a Slight Risk for severe weather through at least Tuesday morning. Houston and Trinity counties are included in the Enhanced Risk.
Storms have already brought gusty winds, very large hail, and a few isolated tornadoes near the Comanche and Stephenville areas southwest of Dallas. We will be monitoring this threat as more moisture streams into East Texas.
The timing for these storms looks to not impact our area until early Monday morning. Models indicating storms could fire up around 4 a.m. and continue through around 8 a.m. This does not mean storms couldn't fire up before then, but right now models are in general agreement of this being the main time of concern.
The main severe weather threats come in the forms of gusty winds 60-70 mph and large hail up to two inches in diameter. There is an isolated chance we could see a few tornadoes, but the main tornado threat remains well off to our west. Flash flooding is also at a low risk, but given the amount of rain we've seen this month, water could quickly accumulate for places that see very heavy rainfall.
The severe weather threat continues throughout Monday, but we could see some dry patches late morning into early afternoon. More showers and a few storms could then form as we head into Monday evening and continue into Tuesday morning.
The good news is that by Wednesday, things look to dry out at least until next weekend.
As always, your StormTracker Weather Team will keep you up-to-date throughout this event. Get live radar updates in the palm of your hand by downloading the KTRE 9 StormTracker Weather App!
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