A pair of Severe Thunderstorm Watches have been issued for portions of Deep East Texas. 

Areas of severe thunderstorms have been developing throughout the early afternoon near the Texas/Oklahoma border, plus tornadic storms have been popping up in southern Arkansas near El Dorado.  Although Deep East Texas has been spared thus far from severe weather, conditions will become more favorable for severe weather towards the late afternoon and early evening hours.

Hail up to 3 inches in diameter, wind gusts to 60 mph, and isolated tornadoes could result from some of these storms. The potential for severe weather should subside as we get closer to midnight.

There are two Severe Thunderstorm Watches in effect.  One of them is in effect until 9 p.m. and includes Angelina, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, Shelby, Panola, Rusk, Cherokee and all counties northward to the Oklahoma border.

Storm Prediction Center

The other Severe Thunderstorm Watch goes until 7 p.m. and includes Jasper, Newton, and Sabine counties in Deep East Texas.

Storm Prediction Center