Monday, March 7, 2011

Another Storm, But Not Much Rain

Another fast moving storm will put out of the Rockies and into the Deep South on Tuesday. Even though we will have plenty of moisture to work with, we are not expecting much rainfall with this Tuesday storm.

The combination of limited instability (stable air) and the fast storm motion will keep most of us in Deep East Texas from receiving some beneficial rainfall.

Missing out on the rain and storms may not be all bad; that's because any storms that develop on Tuesday afternoon and evening could turn severe based on the atmospheric conditions that will be in place.

Right now, the Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, OK, has placed portions of Northeast Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana under a "slight" risk for severe weather.

That means any storms that develop and move through these areas have the potential to produce large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes.

If you look at the risk area closely you will notice that we are not included in the risk area. That's not to say we can't see a few strong storms, but the majority of the active weather should bypass us once again to our north and east.