EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A First Alert Weather Day remains in place for late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning as another round of strong-to-severe thunderstorms set their sights on the Piney Woods of Deep East Texas.
The severe weather risk will remain a little higher off to our north and west across north central Texas, but that threat will still exist for us as our next storm system and cold front blow in early on Thursday morning. The tornado threat will be significantly lower than what it was last Saturday, but an isolated tornado cannot completely be ruled out, either.
Our higher storm threats will be damaging winds and large hail, which we have in the medium category in our storm risk assessment outlook.
Those strong storms should arrive between 3 - 6 a.m. across Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and most of Deep East Texas with a slightly earlier arrival time for areas in northern Houston and northern Cherokee counties. The storms will then exit Hemphill, Jasper, and Toledo Bend Country sometime around 9 a.m. A few showers and storms may linger behind the initial line of storms, but those are not expected to be severe.
Look for all the rain activity to move out by the late morning hours as northerly winds usher in a fresh batch of cooler, drier air.
Since these storms are slated to arrive when many of us are sleeping, it would be wise to make sure your KTRE First Alert weather mobile app. alerts features are turned on, just in case a severe thunderstorm or tornado warning is issued where you live. That way, you will be awakened and alerted of possible disruptive weather.