Several severe storms have erupted late this afternoon across central and north-central Texas.  Some tornadoes have been reported with these storms and in some cases hail up to 5 inches in diameter fell in the Salado, Texas area near Temple.  That's potentially deadly hail larger than a softball.

Several of these cells continue to increase in intensity.  Atmospheric conditions appear favorable across parts of northeast and east Texas for these storms to continue their strong and severe nature.  For that reason, a tornado watch has been issued for almost all of northeast Texas as well as several counties in Deep East Texas.

This Tornado Watch is in effect until 2 a.m. and includes Angelina, Nacogdoches, Sabine, Trinity, Houston, Cherokee, Rusk, San Augustine, Shelby and other counties that are located immediately to the north.  Counties to the south such as Polk, Jasper, and Tyler Counties are not included, however severe weather is still a possibility throughout all of East Texas until Wednesday afternoon.

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