EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - Our weather will be taking a downward turn this weekend as our third big spring storm looks to impact East Texas and most of the Lone Star state.
Due to the disruption this weather will provide for your Sunday plans, we have declared Sunday a First Alert Weather Day.
Your weekend will start off pleasant and on a dry note. However, as we roll into Saturday afternoon, we will start to see more clouds streaming overhead. Those clouds will lower and thicken up, leading to a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms by the time we head into Saturday night.
On Sunday, we will be in store for a 90% chance of heavy rain and possible severe weather, too. We will more than likely end up with multiple rounds of heavy rain and strong thunderstorms throughout the day. Pinpointing the exact timing and position of each feature is very difficult to do since this storm will take on a different element than the past two systems.
Unlike the past couple of storms, this particular one will bring more widespread, heavier rains to the Piney Woods. In fact, we are looking at one-to-three inches to fall between Saturday night and early Monday morning.
In addition to the heavy rain threat, you will want to stay weather aware on Sunday as all modes of severe weather will be in play as well. This includes large hail, damaging winds, and even an isolated tornado.
A few showers may linger into early Monday morning before drier air and sunshine returns by Monday afternoon.
One of the best ways to stay weather aware on Sunday 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.