Late Night Severe Weather, Tornadoes Possible Across East Texas
It's been quite a while since Deep East Texas has been threatened with the forecast of severe weather. That all changes late Monday night and early Tuesday morning.
What to Expect...and When
The Storm Prediction Center in Oklahoma is advising that much of central and north-central Texas will see showers and thunderstorms throughout the day on Monday. Some of these cells could produce severe storms with the main threat being damaging winds gusting to over 60 mph.
However, as we get closer to midnight, the severe weather threat moves into much of the eastern third of Texas, including the Pineywoods. Unfortunately, it looks like atmospheric conditions will be in place for the possible development of tornadoes within some storm cells.
Twisters are never a good thing, but the scenario is that much more dangerous when they occur late at night or early in the morning. As of this posting, the National Weather Service in Shreveport expects the best chances of strong to severe storms to happen between 9 pm and 4 am across the Deep East Texas area.
Some Good News
Damaging winds, tornadoes, and hail are all negatives, but we could see an inch or two of rain across the Pineywoods. We are still running well below normal for our average rainfall, plus all of East Texas remains under a burn ban. So, some downpours would be welcome.
Still Windy, But Colder
Following the storms late tonight, a cold front will shift the winds to the northwest for Tuesday with gusts to 30 mph. The high temperature on Tuesday should only reach the mid to upper 60s with lows in the 40s by Tuesday night.
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