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First Alert: Severe thunderstorms likely to fire up on Friday afternoon, evening

There is a "medium" risk for severe weather for most of our area, which is a level 2 out of 4. There is a "medium" risk for severe weather for most of our area, which is a level 2 out of 4.
Damaging winds is our main threat, but large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible, too. Damaging winds is our main threat, but large hail and isolated tornadoes are possible, too.
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Another potent, spring storm system, will move into the plains this Friday.  As it taps into some warm, unstable air over East Texas, we expect more strong-to-severe thunderstorms to ignite over our part of the state. 

At this time, most of our KTRE viewing area is under a "medium" risk for severe weather, which is a level two out of four on our severe risk scale.

This notable risk for severe weather has prompted the issuance of another First Alert Weather Day for this Friday afternoon and evening.

The setup with this particular storm will be a bit different from the storm system that impacted our region last Friday evening.  This time, we may see two rounds of strong-to-severe thunderstorms rather than one.

We may see a few scattered, severe thunderstorms develop along a dryline late Friday afternoon.  These storms will not be widespread, but where they do form, they will more than likely be severe, capable of producing all modes of severe weather, including large hail and even isolated tornadoes.    

A squall line will then develop and move into the Piney Woods late Friday night as the actual surface cold front pushes into our area.  The main threat within the squall line will be damaging winds over 60 mph.

Since the storms will be moving through at a rapid pace, the rainfall potential will be around one-to-two inches, which will limit the overall flood threat.

These storms will be exiting into Louisiana and the upper Texas coast early Saturday morning, which will lead to clearing skies and a cool, but mostly sunny weekend.

With severe weather looking likely for the second Friday in a row, make sure you have a way to get watches and warnings for your area.

One of the best ways to monitor the where you live and receive those severe weather alerts is through our FREE KTRE First Alert weather app. on both your smart phone and tablet devices.   In addition to the severe weather alerts we provide, you can also view our interactive radar, get hourly forecasts, and watch video updates on the go, when you want it, at your convenience, all in the palm of your hand. 

If you do not have a smart phone, we also have another FREE service called KTRE First Alert ThunderCall.  With ThunderCall, you can register as many phones as you would like, and when a severe thunderstorm, flash flood, or tornado warning is issued for your specific zip code, you will receive a personal phone call from our First Alert weather team.

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