It's that time of the year when our chances of strong to severe thunderstorms increase because of the changing of the seasons! This St. Patrick's Day is no different because there is a chance of scattered strong thunderstorms throughout the day for East Texas.

KLTV 7 Meteorologist Cedric Haynes sets up the timing of the arrival of these potential storms.

The best timing for scattered storms Thursday morning, will be located across the I-30 corridor. The better chances shift south along the I-20 corridor by early Thursday afternoon and across Deep East Texas during the rest of our Thursday afternoon."

The risk for a tornado is on the low end of the scale, but large hail and damaging winds on the other hand are at a higher risk. Any storm that develops along the stalled out warm front has the potential to become severe so the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has most of East Texas under the marginal to slight risk of severe weather. In the event of a severe weather break out, we will keep you up to date with the latest from the Storm Tracker 7 weather center.

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