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Severe storms possible in NE Texas Thursday evening

Thursday Morning Newscast Graphic
Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Large hail is the primary threat associated with a front that could enter the region around 8 p.m.

In Northeast Texas today, showers and thunderstorms are likely, and the region could get some severe thunderstorms later this evening. Currently we have cloudy skies, with temperatures near 60. Afternoon highs forecast in the low 70s today, along with wind from the south around 20 MPH, gusting to 40. Showers and thunderstorms are likely all day long, with severe storms most likely after dark, when storms are expected to intensify ahead of a cold front moving in from the northwest. The National Weather Service projects the front could enter our part of the state around 8 p.m. Before then, we could get isolated, pop-up thunderstorms that could be severe.

Large hail has been identified as the primary threat associated with these severe storms. Damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are also possible. It will be windy overnight, with southerly winds becoming northerly behind the cold front. A wind advisory is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. today and remain in effect until late Friday morning. We expect overnight northerly winds around 20 to 30 MPH, gusting to 45. Early Friday morning low temperatures in the mid to upper 30s. During the day tomorrow, partly sunny and cool, with Friday afternoon highs in the low 50s.