The East Texas Storm Team will be monitoring a small chance of severe storms this evening through early Friday morning. This is not a widespread threat to impact all viewers, this is primarily north of I-20. After this storm chance, there are daily rain chances through next week.
Download East Texas Storm Team app to track storms, view Futurecast, and get custom alerts for multiple locations. Features in this app including lightning and storm alerts, rotating storm alerts, and custom messages from your East Texas Storm Team. Download today for Apple and Android devices.
The stalled front that has been to our north since Tuesday afternoon will make a push south of the Red River today. This combined with Gulf moisture and an upper-level system in the Eastern Pacific will help aid in the storm threat for this evening.
Severe weather is ongoing tonight across the Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley. We are on the southwestern tip of this line, but a few storms could occur later tonight.
While not a significant threat to all of East Texas, there is definitely a risk of severe storms. The Storm Prediction Center has us in a Marginal to Slight risk, meaning a few severe storms will be possible.
Watch our video above for the latest outlook.
Our primary threats will be hail and damaging wind gusts if the storms can hold severe strength. The tornado threat for East Texas is low compared to our neighbors to the northeast. Finally, heavy rain for locations north of I-20 looks possible through tomorrow afternoon–a 1-2 inch range is quite possible in these areas.