Rain this morning, a few strong storms this afternoon

Good morning! Showers and thunderstorms could impact you the rest of the day. Don’t forget the umbrella and give yourself a few extra minutes just in case the roadways are wet or you encounter any rain.

The Storm Prediction Center has upgraded portions of E. Texas in the slight risk for severe weather this afternoon and evening. 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 widespread around 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.

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%.

It's going to be a great weekend to get outside! Highs in the upper 50s Saturday with mostly sunny skies. Partly cloudy skies for Sunday with highs in the low 60s.

Next week, it looks like we continue to stay dry Monday and Tuesday with highs in the low 60s. A few showers could come back into the forecast for Wednesday.

Have a great day!

KSLA First Alert Meteorologist Kalie Pluchel

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