The main line of heavy storms will arrive during the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday.
Our main risk is damaging winds in excess of 60 mph.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -
We have declared a First Alert weather day for the overnight and early Wednesday morning time frame as strong-to-severe thunderstorms will be possible in Deep East Texas.
As the storms congeal into a solid line and move southeast toward our area, damaging winds will be our main severe weather threat. While some small hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, they are very low threats on our risk assessment scale.
With the time frame of the main storm system moving in during the overnight hours, do not be surprised if you are awakened by some flashes of lightning, thunder, and some heavy downpours.
Right now, it appears the line will move through Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and the Highway 59 corridor between 4 and 6 a.m., before clearing our viewing area by the mid-morning 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. This will lead to some good weather for your Thanksgiving Eve travel.
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