Tornado Watch Issued for Pineywoods Area Including Nacogdoches
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma has issued a Tornado Watch for portions of Deep East Texas until 4 a.m. The watch includes Nacogdoches, Shelby, Cherokee, Rusk, and Panola Counties, as well as other areas to the north. Angelina, Houston, Sabine, San Augustine, and other counties to the south are NOT included in this Tornado Watch. However, severe weather is still a strong possibility throughout most of Deep East Texas through the early morning hours, so please stay informed.
Since nightfall strong to severe storms have erupted throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and into portions of northeast Texas. Several tornado warnings have been issued for isolated storms in those areas. This line of storms is expected to continue eastward through the late-night hours.
In addition to the threat of tornadoes, some of these storms may produce quarter-sized hail, heavy downpours, and straight-line winds in excess of 70 mph.
A few storms have developed over the past few hours ahead of this squall line. These storms are scattered from the north end of Toledo Bend to near Longview. None of these storms have reached severe limits, however, atmospheric conditions are favorable for more of the storms to develop and possibly reach severe status.
Most of the severe threat for Deep East Texas is expected to diminish after 8 a.m. as the line of intense storms moves across the border into Louisiana. As always, listen to KICKS 105 for severe weather updates and download our free KICKS 105 App to have breaking weather alerts sent to your smartphone.
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