If you have plans to take your mom out for a delicious meal for Mother's Day, it might be best if you make it a lunch date and not dinner later this evening.  That's because a significant severe weather outbreak is expected to occur later this afternoon and into the evening hours across northeast and Deep East Texas.

NOAA

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma is forecasting an 'enhanced' chance of severe storms across much of our area today and tonight.  Golf-ball sized hail (or perhaps larger), winds gusting to 70 mph, flooding as well as a few isolated tornadoes are possible. Three to four inches of rain in some areas of east and northeast Texas could occur.  Given the recent rains of the past week or so, flash flooding could occur quickly.

Although a major outbreak of tornadoes is not expected with these severe storms, a few short-track tornadoes are possible.  The highest probability of severe storms is expected to be focused on an area from Waco to Palestine to the Tyler/Longview area.

Most weather models are suggesting that the severe weather should start developing across Deep East Texas after 3 pm and continuing until before midnight.  As always, listen to KICKS 105 for updates and make sure you've downloaded the free KICKS 105 App to have severe weather alerts sent to your smartphone.

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