Friday, May 7, 2010

A Severe Storm Possible Today

Another warm humid day is in store for East Texas this Friday with temperatures once again approaching the 90 degree mark. However, today we have a cold front moving into the area and this front has the chance to produce a couple of storms later today. The storms that do develop along this front will only be isolated but could pack quite a punch. Right now it appears a few storms could produce large hail around the size of quarters and gusty winds up to 60 mph. Due to the isolated nature of these storms, the Storm Prediction Center has removed most of East Texas from the slight risk of severe weather today. But we will continue to monitor this developing situation. The greatest chance of seeing a severe storm this afternoon would be from a Center Alto Crockett line and points south.

After the cold front moves through this evening, a very pleasant day is on tap for our Saturday. We will see a few clouds however; northeast winds will bring very dry air into the area. Afternoon temperatures in the middle to upper 70s will make for a very pleasant afternoon.

It still looks as though the front will move back to the north on Mother’s Day. We are not anticipating wide spread rain or storms with this warm front but a few areas could see rain. Right now it appears the Lufkin Nacogdoches areas could see scattered showers during the morning hours with the activity moving north throughout the day. Scattered showers will be possible along I-20 by midday and by I-30 during the afternoon hours. Again, this does not appear to be a wide spread rain event and most areas will remain dry. To keep up with the latest throughout the weekend be sure to check out our interactive radar to see if it will rain where you live.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Moms out there!

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