EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - One of the first big spring severe weather outbreaks in the plains will occur this evening in North Central Texas and much of "tornado alley." Some large hail, damaging winds, and even a few tornadoes will be likely in much of that region as we stay warm, humid, and on the breezy side of things.
As these complex of storms congeal into a line, they will race southeast overnight, making their way into Deep East Texas during the overnight and pre-dawn hours on Wednesday.
This line of heavy thunderstorms will not be as severe as what they will see in North Texas this evening when they arrive in to Deep East Texas overnight. Nevertheless, damaging winds in excess of 50 to 60 mph will be our main concern as that line comes racing through the Piney Woods during the early morning hours on Wednesday.
In regards to the timeline of those storms arriving on your back doorstep, here is a general estimate based on current projections of storm initiation and storm motion in North Central Texas this evening.
1-3am---These storms will be approaching and moving through a Crockett to Alto to Longview line.
3-5am---Storms will be approaching the Highway 59 corridor, affecting Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Corrigan, and Livingston.
5-7am—The line of storms will affect Hemphill, Jasper, Burkeville, Newton, and areas along the Sabine River.
It should be noted that due to the fast movement of these storms, the rainfall amounts will generally be around an inch or less. Therefore, flooding will not be an issue with this particular event.
There is more unsettled, stormy weather that will impact us later in the week and this weekend. It is the weekend storm system that could bring us some significant rainfall and possible flooding concerns. We will have more on that as we get closer to the weekend.
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