We definitely need the rain here in the Lufkin/Nacogdoches area, but it looks like we could get an extra punch with today's expected rainfall.

A strong cold front should be pushing through the Pineywoods later this afternoon bringing with it the possibility of heavy rain (yay!) and severe storms (dang!).  As of 9am, no watches nor warnings have been issued for the area.

The front and stronger storms should be hitting our area by mid to late afternoon.

The cold front causing these storms moved across Oklahoma yesterday and caused severe and tornadic weather, including this touchdown near Tipton, Oklahoma.

I hope the horses to the right of the shot ended up being okay.