Crazy East Texas Forecast Includes Hail, Tornadoes, and…Sleet
What happens when Mother Nature can't make up her mind between Spring and Winter?
Today's forecast is what happens.
An arctic cold front will be pushing through the Pineywoods by noon today bringing an abrupt halt to the balmy temperatures that we had been enjoying. Severe storms will be the first order of business across Deep East Texas today. Since the chance of rain is only at 50%, not everyone will get the nasty stuff, but some portions of East Texas could experience heavy rainfall (over an inch), hail, and an isolated tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
Then, get ready for the cold and possible wintry mix. We're expecting mainly rain before midnight, but the temperatures should be dropping close to freezing late tonight and some of that rain could be mixed with sleet. No accumulations are expected in our immediate vicinity, however, once you get near the Tyler/Longview area some icing could occur. In fact, a winter weather advisory is posted for counties along the I-20 corridor.
Another round of wintry mix could happen in East Texas late Monday night, but once again, no accumulation issues are expected. Keep listening to KICKS 105 for all the details.