EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A First Alert Weather Day remains intact for this Thursday, May 11th, as we have a 40% chance of scattered showers and a few heavy thunderstorms expected in our part of the state.
Even though our risk for severe weather is much lower than the past several events, we cannot rule out a couple of storms turning severe when they make their way into our part of the state Thursday night.
If any storm does turn severe when it rumbles through the Piney Woods on Thursday evening, the main storm threat will be damaging winds.
Notice that the low risk (outlined in yellow) is mainly along and north of a Grapeland to Timpson line. At this time, we still feel the best chance for severe weather will be for areas north of Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and Deep East Texas.
Storms will initiate along a dryline in North Central Texas late Thursday afternoon before congealing into a broken line by the early evening hours along the cool front. Our time frame to be on the receiving end of these storms will range from 9 p.m. until midnight Friday.
A few showers may linger behind the front early on Friday before a wind shift will allow for a drop in the humidity as we progress through the day.
With abundant sunshine and lower humidity on the menu for the weekend, the timing could not be better as we have SFA commencement ceremonies on Saturday, and of course, Mother's Day on Sunday.
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