FIRST ALERT: Severe storms possible in Eastern, Southeast Panhandle Saturday

FIRST ALERT: Severe storms possible in Eastern, Southeast Panhandle Saturday
Dryline East (Source: KFDA)

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - Saturday is a First Alert weather day for the Eastern and SE Panhandle. The atmosphere is primed for severe weather, but like many other severe events this year, a strong capping inversion or lid will be involved.

Severe Outlook Saturday
Severe Outlook Saturday (Source: KFDA)

If a storm breaks the cap, it will likely be a supercell with large hail, damaging winds and bring an isolated tornado threat. However, if the cap holds, then nothing will happen.

Cap Holds
Cap Holds (Source: KFDA)
Cap Breaks
Cap Breaks (Source: KFDA)

These are the types of days where our friends in the East and Southeast need to keep a weather eye out just in case. Cap Break forecasts can yield powerful storms and sometimes tornadoes.

More severe weather looks possible for Sunday. As of right now, both days look to favor the East Panhandle. Sunday may involve areas further West, including Amarillo.

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