A Tornado Watch is now in effect for Northeast Texas and East Texas until 7 AM. The watch runs along and east of a Clarksville-Emory-Palestine-Trinity line including Lufkin, Tyler, Atlanta, and Texarkana. Scattered thunderstorms are developing in an unstable atmosphere with strong wind shear. Some storms could become severe with large hail, localized damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes. Most activity will exit Texas to the east by 9 AM if not a bit before.
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 556 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 1205 AM CST WED DEC 23 2015 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST ARKANSAS NORTHWEST LOUISIANA SOUTHEAST OKLAHOMA EAST TEXAS * EFFECTIVE THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 1205 AM UNTIL 700 AM CST. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE SCATTERED LARGE HAIL AND ISOLATED VERY LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 2 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 70 MPH POSSIBLE SUMMARY...THUNDERSTORMS...SOME WITH HAIL AND...WITH TIME...POSSIBLY A COUPLE TORNADOES...EXPECTED TO DEVELOP / INCREASE OVER EAST TEXAS AND ADJACENT PARTS OF ARKANSAS AND LOUISIANA AS WARM ADVECTION / MOISTURE TRANSPORT STRENGTHEN DOWNSTREAM FROM AMPLIFYING NORTHWEST TEXAS UPPER TROUGH.