Windy and Warm Today, Late Day/Evening Storms
EAST TEXAS FORECAST:
TODAY: A mixture of clouds and sunshine, very warm, humid and windy...A few stray showers are possible throughout the day before a line of storms approaches from the west...High 91...Winds SSW 15-20 mph and gusty.
THURSDAY EVENING & NIGHT: A brief period of heavy gusty thunderstorms is very likely from Northwest to Southeast across the East Texas area between 5 PM and Midnight. The most likely time period for the storms to move through the Tyler-Longview area is between 7 PM and 9 PM. Some of the storms can contain very heavy rain, frequent lightning, brief strong winds of 50-70 mph and possibly some scattered, mostly small hail. The main threats will be wind damage and power outages. Rain amounts of 0.50"-1.25" are likely as the storms move through. Most areas will probably not get more than 1 to 2 hours of rain. The storms should be completely out of the East Texas area well before daybreak. Low temperatures Friday morning: 60-65....Winds will be variable strong and gusty during the storms and then become NNW at 10-20 mph.
FRIDAY: Becoming sunny, windy and much cooler....High temperatures: 77-82....Winds NNW 15-25 mph and gusty.
FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL WEATHER: Clear, breezy and becoming chilly with kickoff temperatures near 68 and falling to near 59 by the end of the games...Winds NNW 8-15 mph.
LATE FRIDAY NIGHT: Clear and chilly with the coldest temperatures of the season so far....Lows at daybreak Saturday morning will range from near 42 out in the country to 47-50 in the downtown areas of Tyler and Longview...Winds North diminishing to 5 mph.
SATURDAY: Sunny and cool with light winds...very nice...High temperature near 75....Winds NNE 5 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Clear and becoming chilly again...Lows: 49-54...Winds becoming light SErly.
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and much warmer by afternoon...High near 84...Winds S 10 mph.
MONDAY: Partly cloudy, warm and becoming more humid...Slight chance (20%) of a brief shower...Temperatures: Low 62, High 86....Winds S 10 mph.
TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance (40%) of a few showers...Temperatures: Low 65, High near 80....Winds E 5-10 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy, warm and humid...Low 67, High 84...Wind SE 10 mph.