Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas Are Now in Tornado Danger Zone
Some not-so-good news was just released by the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma concerning the weather outlook for Tuesday.
Lufkin and Nacogdoches are now in the bull's eye for the worst of the severe weather on Tuesday. The map below is concerning.
The dotted-hatched area within that map indicates that there is a 10% or greater probability of a strong EF2 - EF 5 tornado occurring within 25 miles of a point within that region. This storm system could also lead to several long-track tornadoes, especially within the hatched area.
Tornadoes within that EF strength field mentioned above can produce winds from 113 mph all the way to 250+ mph. This is not meant to scare you, but just to make sure you are prepared if threatening weather approaches your home or work.
Since the latest update from the Storm Prediction Center has shifted the targeted area westward Angelina, Nacogdoches, Tyler, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby and Rusk Counties are now included in this 'danger zone'. Meanwhile, northern Jasper, northern Newton, most of Trinity, eastern Houston, and the southern half of Cherokee Counties are also in this region.
The timeline has not changed since the last update. Forecasters are still expecting the worst of the weather to move through the Pineywoods between 11 am to just after sunset on Tuesday, December 13. The severe weather threat will continue into Louisiana after nightfall.
Much colder temperatures will filter into East Texas later in the week. In fact, the forecast included a mix of rain and snow by Saturday night in the Pineywoods.
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