First Alert Weather Day issued for Monday, November 5

First Alert Weather Day issued for Monday, November 5

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Late Sunday/early Monday, an upper-level trough will begin to move eastward across the central states along with a surface low and a trailing cold front.

For the first half of Monday, a decent southwesterly flow is going to feed moisture from the gulf into East Texas. Dew points reaching into the 60s will allow for some low-level instability. Heading into the late afternoon, the cold front should start to move through East Texas, giving the lift needed for these showers and thunderstorms to develop.

(Source: KLTV)
(Source: KLTV)

As of right now, the western half of East Texas is in a MARGINAL RISK (5%) of severe weather, and the Eastern half of East Texas is in a SLIGHT RISK (15%) of severe weather. Development of a strong line of storms with embedded supercells is fairly likely for this system. Depending on how early this system can develop and strengthen will determine how strong/severe these storms will get before they leave our area.

(Source: KLTV)
(Source: KLTV)

The greatest threat for East Texas is damaging winds but we cannot rule out a chance for a tornado to develop. Hail will also be possible. The cold front should be out of East Texas late Monday/early Tuesday morning. Scattered showers to persist early on Election Day before skies start to clear out later in the afternoon.

As Monday gets closer, we will have a better look at the atmospheric set up for East Texas and will also have a better breakdown of timing as well. Make sure you have your free KLTV/KTRE First Alert Weather apps downloaded and keep those phones/tablets charged up. We will keep you updated.

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