LUFKIN, Texas (KLTV) - A First Alert Weather Day is still in place for all of East Texas for Friday afternoon and evening as a Pacific storm system looks to bring us a few rounds of strong-to-severe thunderstorms.
We still have a low-end risk (yellow-shaded color) of severe weather throughout our entire region tomorrow. That means there is a 15% chance of severe weather within a 25-mile radius of any given point in our viewing area.
A few clusters of thunderstorms will impact portions of East Texas throughout the day on Friday.
The first cluster will develop in the early-to-mid afternoon hours in north-central Texas and push eastward into our part of the state.
We will then see another round of heavy thunderstorms move in along the dryline during the mid-to-late evening hours before the bulk of the thunderstorm activity pushes out of East Texas and across the Sabine River by midnight Saturday.
Damaging wind gusts and large hail will be the main threats, should any storms reach severe limits. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, but we do not anticipate a big tornado outbreak with is setup.
In addition to the severe weather potential, locally heavy rainfall is likely with many communities averaging close to two inches of rainfall before the storm system exits stage left and leaves us drier as we get into the weekend.
To stay on top of the weather conditions in your neighborhood on Friday, make sure you download and frequent our KTRE First Alert weather application. It gives you access to our First Alert forecast, severe weather alerts, interactive radar, and featured video updates. It is weather on the go, when you want it, at your convenience, right in the palm of your hand.