The Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service have issued a Tornado Watch for Northeast Texas, East Texas, and the Brazos Valley until 9 AM. A line of severe storms near the D/FW Metroplex will continue to move east this morning with a damaging wind and isolated tornado threat. A dangerous supercell just southeast of College Station is moving northeast. That storm and any other discrete supercells that can form will have an enhanced tornado threat this morning.

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TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 543
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
445 AM CST TUE NOV 17 2015

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS
SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA
EAST TEXAS

* EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY MORNING FROM 445 AM UNTIL 900 AM CST.

* PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE…
A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE
SCATTERED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE

SUMMARY…A LINE OF STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER CENTRAL TX WILL
SPREAD EASTWARD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA THIS MORNING…WITH ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS FORMING AHEAD OF THE LINE AS WELL. WIND PROFILES ARE
FAVORABLE FOR AN ISOLATED TORNADO OR TWO…ALONG WITH DAMAGING WIND
GUSTS IN THE STRONGER CELLS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 65 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 65 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF
LUFKIN TEXAS TO 35 MILES NORTHEAST OF PARIS TEXAS. FOR A
COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE
UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…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.