EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - After getting 2016 off to a very dry start, our fortunes turned last night as many areas received two-to-four inches of rain before it tapered down early this morning. This was nice to see as it was a steady, soaking rain that set in across a good majority of the Texas Forest Country.
Even though we will catch a break from the rain for the rest of today, we will be gearing up for a second and much stronger storm system that is slated to arrive on Tuesday.
With stronger jet stream dynamics in place, the potential for strong-to-severe thunderstorms will exist for all of our Deep East Texas counties and communities. Strong winds, large hail, and even an isolated tornado will all be possible with this Tuesday storm system as it races east.
Based on the latest guidance, the areas most at risk to see severe weather will be confined to areas along and east of a Livingston to San Augustine line. This includes areas in and near the cities of Woodville, Zavalla, Broaddus, Hemphill, Jasper, Browndell, and Newton.
The best time-frame to see these strong storms will be from 7am through 2pm on Tuesday.
In regards to rainfall, we could see an additional one-to-three inches of rain on top of what many of you have already seen in the past twenty four hours.
It should be noted that when the storm threat ends, blustery conditions will ensue as northerly winds could gust over 30 to 35 mph on Tuesday night and continue through the day on Wednesday.
The combination of these gusty winds and wet soils could cause some trees to come down as the root systems will be very weak.
One of the best ways to stay on top of the weather where you live throughout the day on Tuesday is to have our FREE KTRE weather mobile app. on both your smart phone and i-Pad devices. Our app. gives you access to hourly and daily forecasts, severe weather alerts, and so much more. It's weather on the go, right in the palm of your hand.
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