East Texas Forecast – Not Good For Pets Who Don’t Like Thunder
It's been a while since severe weather has threatened to hit Deep East Texas during the overnight hours, but the latest forecast for the Pineywoods shows that some strong thunderstorms may be possible during the late night hours tonight (Wednesday).
Frightened Fur Babies
I have three dogs. One is terrified of beach balls but couldn't care less about the thunder. Another one isn't thrilled with loud noises such as thunder, but she can still sleep through it.
Meanwhile, I have a Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix that can detect thunder in the next continent. She actually has devised a paw signal whenever she wants doggie Xanax. It involves one toe that I'm not allowed to show in public.
What's on the Way for the Pineywoods?
When you have high temperatures near 80 in February, you know it's just a matter of time before some strong storms will be the forerunner of some cooler, drier air. Most of those storms are expected to happen after midnight across Deep East Texas.
The Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a rather nasty outbreak of severe storms in a swatch from Deep East Texas to the Mississippi River Valley. Damaging straight-line winds, quarter-sized hail, and tornadoes are all in the mix overnight, however, it looks like the area most prone to the worst of the storms will be along the Mississippi River between Missouri and Louisiana. Folks around Memphis, Tennessee need to keep a watchful eye tonight and tomorrow.
Even though we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the evening, the National Weather Service believes the most concentrated of the storms will get into the Deep East Texas area around 3 in the morning. So be ready for the overnight rumbles, and perhaps a whine or yelp from someone who wants to join you under the covers.
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