A First Alert weather day declared for parts of Tuesday

A First Alert weather day declared for parts of Tuesday

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - We have declared the first half of Tuesday a First Alert weather day since we are expecting a good chance to be on the receiving end of some heavy showers and thunderstorms, especially during the morning hours.

This could disrupt your daily routine, especially if you have outdoor plans during this time or will be traveling on our East Texas highways.

As a cold front moves in to the heart of Deep East Texas between 9 a.m. and noon, that is when our best opportunity or window for rain and storms will take place.

That window will close very quickly after the lunch hour, once the cold front sweeps through your community.

The severe weather threat is very low; however, there could be some gusty winds accompanying the fast moving line of showers and storms.  It should be noted that the movement of this line of storms will be from north to south.

The showers and thunderstorms accompanying the cold front will be down across southern Jasper and Newton counties by 3 p.m. and will be along the coast later in the day.

Our weather will improve just shortly after lunchtime, once the fast moving line of storms shifts south of your area.

One of the best ways to stay on top of the weather where you live during the day on Tuesday is to have our FREE KTRE First Alert weather app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices.  You can view our interactive radar, get severe weather alerts, and watch our video updates on the go, when you want it, at your convenience.

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