The tagline of “no news is good news” could be applicable to today’s weather. Storms in Northeast Texas have been behaving themselves this afternoon. The cool front is moving faster than anticipated. That faster movement is keeping the higher severe weather threat off to our northeast in Arkansas and the Mid-South. The severe weather threat is not over for East Texas, but the threat is lowering. Localized wind damage, hail up to the size of quarters, and an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Heavy rainfall and localized flooding are also a hazard.
An uptick in showers is expected this evening across South Texas, the Coastal Plains, and Southeast Texas. At this point, severe weather doesn’t look particulary likely with this activity. We can’t rule out some locally strong wind gusts with storms along the cool front. Rainfall amounts may approach one inch in parts of Southeast Texas tonight and into Sunday. Widespread flooding is not expected. Localized nuisance flooding in typical trouble-spots may occur. Rainfall should come to an end by Sunday evening. Isolated showers may linger into Monday across the Rio Grande Valley.