Tornado Watch Issued for Lufkin and Nacogdoches
The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of Deep East Texas. This watch is in effect until 1 p.m.
Primary threats from this storm system include a few tornadoes, scattered damaging winds likely with isolated significant gusts to 75 mph possible, plus isolated large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
A squall line across eastern TX should continue east across parts of the Sabine Valley into Louisiana and southern Arkansas through midday. Damaging wind gusts will be the main hazard initially, but the tornado risk should increase later this morning, especially into Louisiana and Arkansas.
The tornado watch includes Angelina, Nacogdoches, Shelby, Sabine and San Augustine Counties. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings.