The Storm Prediction Center has issued a mesoscale discussion for Northeast Texas and East Texas. These mesoscale discussions are short-term discussions that give a ‘heads up’ on potential weather watches and to discuss short-term severe weather potential. One such MD was just issued discussing the potential for a tornado watch across Northeast Texas and East Texas later tonight. I still believe we’re several hours away from convective initiation based on current trends. We may start to see thunderstorms fire up after midnight and we could be dealing with a severe weather threat through 9 AM before storms exit our state to the east. The tornado threat is not high tonight – but ingredients will be there to support an isolated tornado threat. Large hail and damaging wind gusts will also be possible with a couple severe storms. There may not be many storms tonight but those that do develop could be severe. We’ll be here all night keeping you updated. Don’t hesitate to tweet us or comment below if you have any questions. For a more detailed timing/threat discussion please see my post from 9 PM.