EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - If you plan on making some early spring break plans this weekend, you should know that the weather may disrupt those plans as we have a 70% chance of widespread rains and a few thunderstorms likely late Saturday afternoon and Saturday night across East Texas.
Since this weather will more than likely cause you to have to alter your outdoor plans or travel through the Piney Woods, we have declared this Saturday a First Alert weather day.
The good news is that all of our severe weather and storm threat indices are all very low as it will mainly just be a widespread rain coming in during the overnight hours.
The culprit for our rain chances ramping up late Saturday will be a strong cold front barreling down the plains and into the Lone Star state.
Since the cold front will be sweeping through our part of the state fairly quickly, rainfall amounts will be around an inch or less, limiting the flood threat across East Texas.
Once the front clears out the moisture, we will see partial sunshine and blustery conditions return for Sunday, which will put the chill back in the air.
This is also a friendly reminder to turn your clocks ahead one hour Saturday night before you head to bed as we spring forward into daylight saving time.
One of the best ways to stay on top of the weather where you live 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, all in the palm of your hand.