EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - With all the sunshine and dry air in place today, it is hard to conceive that stormy weather will return to East Texas, even as early as tomorrow.
This will be the case, however, as our next storm system and cold front move in our direction on Tuesday. With clouds and moisture levels on the return ahead of our next cold front, we will have a good chance of seeing showers and some heavy thunderstorms return to your First Alert forecast.
Since some of the storms could be strong on Tuesday evening and Tuesday night, we have declared Tuesday a First Alert weather day.
A First Alert weather day is implemented when our First Alert weather team believes that the weather conditions could disrupt your daily routine, possibly causing you to have to alter your plans. It could also mean when the weather could be stormy for a good amount of East Texas as well.
We anticipate some scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. However, due to widespread cloud cover, thunderstorm activity may be very limited during the day.
As we transition into Tuesday evening and especially the overnight hours, that is when our rain and storm chance goes up to 70%.
Even though our risk for severe weather is fairly low, we cannot rule out a severe storm or two developing over our part of the state.
The main threat will be damaging winds, especially if we get a line of storms to congeal along the actual cold front during the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday.
Once the cold front blows through your neighborhood, we will see our winds shift back to the north, bringing back the drier air, cooler temperatures, and clearing out the skies as we progress through the day on Wednesday.
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