FIRST ALERT: Storm chances increase this afternoon

FIRST ALERT: Storm chances increase this afternoon

Showers and thunderstorms could impact you the rest of the morning. Don’t forget the umbrella and give yourself a few extra minutes just in case the roadways are wet or you encounter any rain. Some showers will linger into Friday, otherwise cloudy skies throughout the day. Highs on Friday, cooler, in the low 50s. Chance of rain is 40%.

Latest timing on Futuretrack

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded portions of E. Texas in the slight risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening. The severe weather threat this morning stays low, but not completely zero. There will be a break in the day that will promote heating around the area and could create fuel for a few strong storms. Right now, the main threat would be large hail and some strong winds. Widespread severe weather is not expected. Heavy downpours throughout the area aren’t expected.

Rainfall totals could be anywhere from 1-3 inches.

Temperature wise this morning, expect them to be in the mid to upper 50s, so a fairly mild start to your Thursday. Highs later this afternoon will be in the mid 60s. If you aren't seeing rain, expect overcast conditions.

Here are a few ways you can stay up-to-date with the forecast outside of our newscasts:

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