POSTED: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 8:22pm
UPDATED: Sunday, February 24, 2013 - 9:48pm
East Texas (KETK) — An active weather day setting up tomorrow (Monday) across East Texas. A powerful storm system will bring us a change at showers and storms in the morning, and windy and cooler weather by the afternoon and evening. This same storm system will bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma, and Kansas.
Overnight and into tomorrow morning scattered showers are possible across East Texas, which means keeping the umbrella handy for your morning commute is a good idea. A thin line of storms, right along the front ,will likely push through East Texas from west to east during the morning hours. A few severe or stronger storms are possible with best chances of severe storms coming in the southern and eastern half of East Texas. All rain should be exiting East Texas by around the noontime hour.
After the cold front moves through, winds will shift out of the west or northwest and be very windy. Sustained winds will likely be between 20-30 mph with gusts higher than 30 mph and possibly approaching 40 mph. The cooler air will likely lag a little bit behind this wind shift so a real cool down probably won't happen until the late afternoon and evening hours with temps dropping into the 30s overnight.
Since we will have cold air in place during the evening and overnight hours, there is a slight chance that northern areas could see a few flurries of snow Monday night and into early Tuesday morning. However, if this occurs, it will likely be a mix of rain and snow with no accumulation.
Rest of the week will feature below average temps for the end of February. Winter is not over yet!