The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a large portion of northeast Texas as well as a portion of Deep East Texas.

The watch is in effect until 9 pm and includes Nacogdoches, Cherokee, Rusk and Shelby Counties.  No other counties to the south, including Angelina, are included at this time, but that may change later. Tyler/Longview is included in the watch area.

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Very large hail, up to the size of tennis balls, along with winds gusting to 70 mph are expected in some of the stronger storms.  A few tornadoes are also possible as the cold front continues to progress eastward across the Pineywoods.  The tornado threat will be greatest in the Ark-La-Tex area.

Isolated flash flooding is also possible due to heavy downpours training across the same area over a short period of time.  The ground is still rather saturated in some areas of East Texas from recent rains.  This will only act to amplify the possibility of flooding.

Most of the stronger storms in our area are expected to develop over the course of the later afternoon hours and into the evening.  By midnight, most of the storm activity is expected to have moved east of us, or to have weakened.

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As always, listen to KICKS 105 for updates and make sure that you have downloaded our free KICKS 105 App so that you are able to receive breaking weather alerts sent to your smartphone.

There is also a risk of more severe storms in Deep East Texas on Monday. Rain will remain in the forecast through Wednesday.

 

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