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Severe weather set to return to East Texas

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TYLER (KYTX)  - A severe weather event is taking shape as a strong upper air low approaches the southern plains from the west. All of East Texas will be included in a slight risk area for severe storms which will stretch northeast to the Ohio Valley.

A series of upper air disturbances will produce a slight risk of severe storms this afternoon and evening north of I-20, but the best chance for the severe weather will be in Oklahoma and southern Kansas.

The main upper air storm will move across the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma Thursday and bring a higher threat of severe storms.

There will be a moderate risk for all of Arkansas, southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, western Tennessee, northwest Mississippi and extreme northern Louisiana.

Large hail, damaging winds, tornadoes and heavy rain are  possible especially in the moderate risk area.

In East Texas, high temperatures will reach 80 degrees Thursday afternoon with south winds 15 to 20 gusting to 30 mph. A cold front will drop temperatures 10 to 15 degrees Friday through early next week. There will be another chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night through early Tuesday.

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