Chance of Severe Weather For East Texas Followed By A Big Cool Down
Fall officially arrived in East Texas a couple of weeks ago but it hasn't felt that way here lately as we've been experiencing temperatures in the low 90's, however, that's about to change thanks to an approaching cold front. The front is expected to be in East Texas later this afternoon and with it comes the chance of severe weather too. A line of storms could begin forming in the northwestern portions of East Texas around 3 p.m. and then march eastward hitting the Tyler area around 6 p.m., according to KLTV meteorologist Cedric Haynes. These storms could bring with them damaging straight line winds, possibility of some large hail and a chance of a tornado too. Portions of East Texas could receive an inch of rain with this event. The western portions of East Texas are currently under a severe thunderstorm watch.
Things will clear out overnight and bring some chilly air into East Texas for Friday night high school football and for the weekend. Saturday morning's low is expected to be 48 with a high of 75 Saturday afternoon. Sunday is shaping up to be nice as well with a high of 80. Enjoy fall this weekend we'll be back in the upper 80's though by midweek!
Stay safe this afternoon and if severe weather does break out we will keep you informed on-air on online with the KLTV 7 StormTracker Weather Center.