Severe weather

National Weather Service/Fort Worth

After a stormy start to April, Mother Nature isn't stopping yet. The National Weather Service is forecasting severe weather Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening.

As of right now, the main impacts are expected to be hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes.

On April 3, North Texas experienced multiple tornadoes and sustained damages costing over $300 million.

In the event of severe weather in Northeast Texas, 88.9 KETR-FM will have live severe weather coverage to keep you safe.  

National Weather Service/Fort Worth

Following the severe weather that the region experienced on  April 3, National Weather Service damage survey teams have determined that three tornadoes touched down from Collin to Hopkins county.

Collin County received the first confirmed tornado of the night near Princeton. It was on the ground for 1.2 miles, with a path width of 40 yards. the NWS has rated it as an EF0 tornado, with max winds of 85 miles per hour. No injuries were reported with this tornado.

Mark Haslett

In the unincorporated Hopkins County community of Birthright, three homes were destroyed and 67 others damaged by a likely tornado on the night of April 3. 

Daniel Starks / KETR

April is fulfilling its stereotype as the stormy month as it moves onto our calendars with gale force!

Severe weather is expected to make its way to Northeast Texas during the mid afternoon hours on Thursday, some areas could see damaging high winds, large hail and even isolated tornadoes.

The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., has placed Northeast Texas under a "slight" risk for severe weather on April 3. Areas to the northeast near Texarkana could see stronger storms.

Mark Haslett

Due to icy conditions on area roads, and the possibility of some more precipitation, some area schools will be on delayed schedules today, and two will be closed.

NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for all of Northeast Texas and parts of North Texas through 7 a.m. Thu., Oct. 31.

Showers and thunderstorms will cover the region today. Rainfall totals over the next 24 hours in Northeast Texas are expected to range from 2" to 5", with the highest totals forecast around the Texarkana area. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, rainfall totals are expected to range from 1" to 3".

National Weather Service, Fort Worth

A storm system will be moving through the region Wednesday and into Thursday that could bring much needed rain to the area.

As of Oct. 22, most of the region is in a moderate drought with much of Lamar county remaining under extreme drought conditions.

While the rain will be beneficial to the region in many ways, it will also cause major problems. The system is expected to move in Wednesday afternoon and will be in the region through Thursday. In this time period, Northeast Texas could see up to four inches of rainfall.

A cold front is expected to move into Northeast Texas on Saturday - bringing with it a chance for severe storms.

Slideshow from May 21 storm

May 22, 2013
Cooper Welch / 88.9 KETR

Over an inch and a half of rain fell on Commerce Tuesday during the storms that crossed Northeast Texas. Here are a few pictures from outside the KETR studios.

With the high potential for severe weather this afternoon, some schools are deciding to release their students early, so they can make it home to their families.

Glory Cassagnol

Strong to severe storms are possible this afternoon and into the evening for the region.

The City of Greenville is wanting to build a safe place where residents can find shelter in the event of severe weather or other emergencies.

With warm weather in the region, storm development is more likely as a front will move through Tuesday afternoon/evening.

National Weather Service

It may be sunny now, but the National Weather Service is forecasting storms Thursday evening for Northeast Texas.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for most of Northeast Texas through 5pm.

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