EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - The threat for some heavy thunderstorms, some of which could be severe, will be possible in Deep East Texas come Wednesday afternoon and evening.
As this mid-week disturbance taps into a very warm and humid atmosphere, it will provide enough lift to generate some pockets of heavy rain and a few strong storms. It now appears we could see some of these stronger storms arrive in our part of the state as early as the mid-afternoon hours. If the storms do form and come in ahead of schedule, then the afternoon commute will be a slow go for many in the Texas Forest Country.
Even though the severe weather threat on Wednesday is not significantly high, it still warrants a heads-up, as large hail and damaging winds look to be our main threats with some of the storms that do form in East Texas.
With the wind profile we have in place, we cannot rule out an isolated tornado as well.
The rainfall amounts with this storm system will range from a half an inch to well over an inch of rain, depending upon which communities find themselves underneath the heavier cells and stronger storms that develop in our part of the state. The flood potential is rather low, however, which is good news considering the recent floods we endured earlier this month.
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