Wednesday, February 1, 2012
A Severe Storm or Two is Possible Today
There is a conditional threat of severe across parts of East Texas this afternoon, mainly north of interstate 20. A few breaks in the low level clouds late this morning is already allowing surface temperatures to approach 70 degrees. At the same time colder air in the mid levels of the atmosphere are spreading across the northern counties of East Texas. This imbalance will cause air to rise in a few areas leading to an isolated thunderstorm or two. Any storm that develops this afternoon will have the potential to produce hail, possibly up to 2 inches in diameter. The upper air disturbance that is moving through the area will exit East Texas later this evening and our thunderstorm chances will diminish. Again this is a conditional threat meaning there is a good chance no storms will develop at all. But if they do, we will probably see a few large hail reports this afternoon.