A fast-moving cold front will sweep through the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas on Tuesday evening, bringing with it a good chance of showers and some strong-to-severe thunderstorms.
With many of the thunderstorms associated with the cold front being disruptive and capable of putting down some strong winds of 50 to 60 mph, we have declared Tuesday a First Alert Weather Day.
While damaging winds will be our main severe weather threat, there is also a very small threat of some hail and a brief tornado.
This line of thunderstorms should push through our area between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Tuesday evening, before moving out just after midnight.
Since this storm system and cold front will move through rather quickly, we do not anticipate flooding to be a huge concern this time around. Even though thunderstorms will produce some torrential downpours, the rainfall amounts look to range from one-to-two inches on average, which should limit a widespread, flood threat in East Texas.
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