Severe Weather Threat diminishing for the western parts of East Texas

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East Texas Weather Forecast: 02-24-18:

THIS AFTERNOON ***SEVERE WEATHER ALERT DAY******The passage of the cold front has now ended the severe weather threat for the immediate Tyler-Longview area and all areas to the west.

***However, severe thunderstorms are in effect until 5:45 PM for eastern Harrison and southeastern Marion counties. Wind gusts of 50-65 mph are possible to the east of Marshall during the next 30 minutes.

However brief strong, damaging winds are still possible in some eastern sections of East Texas during the next 1 ro 3 hours***

***Flash Flood Warnings continue  Wood, Upshur Morris, Titus and Camp counties until 5:30 PM.***

REST OF THIS AFTERNOON: Heavy gusty thunderstorms moving through central and eastern areas. A Tornado Watch remains in effect for eastern Gregg, Harrison, Marion  counties until 6 PM.  No tornadoes have been reported so far, but a slight risk still exists and a few storms can still contain wind gusts of greater than 50 mph as they move through the eastern half of East Texas and into Deep East Texas.  Flooding of some streets and low lying areas can also ocurr.

TONIGHT:  Evening storms in Deep East Texas ending by around 7 PM, otherwise partial clearing and cooler…LowS 42-47….Winds NW 10-15 mph.

SUNDAY: A mixture of clouds and sunshine. Still a 40% chance of a few showers especially in Deep East Texas. Highs: mid-60s. Winds: NE, turning South 10 mph.

MONDAY: Partly to mostly sunny and seasonal. Low 45, High 70. Winds North, turning Southeast 5-10 mph.

TUESDAY: Increasing clouds, a 40% chance of showers and an isolated t-storm during the afternoon or evening. Temperatures: Low 50, High 68. Winds SE 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY: Numerous showers and heavy thunderstorms (70%). Storms have the potential to be severe–especially Wednesday afternoon. Temperatures: Low 62, High 75….Winds South, becoming SW 20 mph, but higher gusts near thunderstorms.

THURSDAY: Decreasing clouds. Breezy and cooler. Low 48, High 65. Winds NW 15 mph.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny and cool…Low 40, High 63. Winds North, SE 5-10 mph.

Scott Chesner

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