8:30pm, 4/3/2012

The good news is that no tornado warnings have been issued in the past hour and a half, however, severe storms with up to golf ball sized hail and winds gusting to 60mph still remain rather common across parts of East Texas.

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 9:15 for Cherokee County.  Severe storms can be expected in Rusk and Alto within the next hour.  A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for Polk, Trinity, and Houston counties. A tornado watch remains in effect for Angelina, Nacogdoches, and many surrounding counties until 10pm.   

6:15pm, 4/3/2012

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued now for Northern Cherokee Country and Smith County.  A severe thunderstrom capable of producing golf ball sized hail and winds in excess of 60 mph was located near Bullard and moving Northeast.  Persons in Bullard, Whitehouse, and eventually Tyler should monitor this storm closely.

Tornado watch for all of East Texas continues in effect until 10pm.  At this time, no threatening weather is located in the immediate Lufkin/Nacogdoches area.

4:30pm, 4/3/2012

Tornado watch for all of East Texas continues in effect until 10pm.  Tornado warnings have been issued over the past hour for the cities of Sulphur Springs and Mt. Pleasant, however those cells are moving north and northeast.

A large line of severe storms extends at this time from Greenville to near Corsicana to Waco.  Hail, high winds, and heavy rain have been reported in this line.  This line continues to develop southward.

Deep East Texas could start seeing storms within the next two hours.

2:45pm, 4/3/2012

The National Weather Service has now issued a tornado watch for all of East Texas until 10pm.  Angelina and Nacogdoches Counties are included.  A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for the development of severe storms and tornadoes.

Please take this time to think about what evasive plans you and your family would take if the need arises.

Dangerous storms continue to roll across the D/FW Metroplex.