First Alert: Heavy storms likely overnight Saturday

First Alert: Heavy storms likely overnight Saturday

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A First Alert Weather Day is still in place for part of your weekend, namely, Saturday night and the overnight hours into early Sunday morning.  That is when we expect a line of heavy thunderstorms, some possibly severe, to rumble through our part of the state.

We still have a medium risk of severe weather on Saturday night, with all modes of severe weather in play.  That means damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are all possible as a cold front and strong upper level storm system move through the state.

Rainfall totals will range from 1-3", with most areas coming in closer to an inch rather than the high end amount.  The rainfall potential has gone down slightly, mainly because the line of storms will be moving at a very rapid clip.  The heavier, flooding rainfall potential will reside to our north, mainly across extreme Northeast Texas, southern Arkansas, and southeast Oklahoma.

Unfortunately, this main line of storms will rumble through our part of the state when many of you are sleeping, which is why it is imperative you download our FREE KTRE First Alert weather app. or sign up for our FREE First Alert ThunderCall service.  That way, should any warning be issued where you live, you will get wake-up call you need to know what is heading your way.

A few showers will linger into early Sunday morning before northwest winds bring in some cooler and drier air behind the cold front.

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