Texas, Louisiana brace for possible flooding and tornadoes

As with any forecast, things could change quickly. This activity will start off scattered but the thunderstorms will become more organized into a line or complex by late this afternoon and into the early evening hours. This will enhance winds at the surface and also create a turning effect to the winds as you go higher up in the atmosphere.

Sunday's First Alert Weather Day could pose greater threats to Central Texas.

Strong storms are moving through Guilford, Forsyth, Randolph and Davidson counties with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said.

The northern and central parts of the state are under a high-risk alert, which the governor says is an extremely rare classification. Even a few strong long-tracked tornadoes are possible, especially within the hatched area below. More rain may move in between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., but it will not last as long as the morning rain did.

A strong storm system is pushing into the ArkLaTex that could produce flash-flooding, large hail, and spawn isolated tornadoes. Another potential for severe weather will impact us on Wednesday.

This area is south of a Palestine to Jacksonville to Henderson to Carthage line.

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"Biggest threats are going to be wind damage and hail-couldn't rule out an isolated tornado in this particular setup". Ground could still be saturated in some areas, putting some trees at risk in case of strong straight-line wind or tornado activity. This will likely lead to lots of ponding on area roads, and some minor flooding could develop.

Take the news with you.

This blog will be updated as we get closer to the weekend. If you have a weather radio, it would be in your best interest to turn it on and have it ready to alarm. Since this will be overnight make sure you have some way to be woken up if warnings are issued for your area.

Track the storms now on the StormTracker 12 Weather App. Temperatures Friday afternoon will be cooler than Thursday but still warm in the upper 70s.

"This is a statewide weather event".


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