A Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for this afternoon and evening across a large portion of southeast Texas.  This includes the Houston/Galveston metro area and the cities of College Station, Lufkin, Beaumont and Port Arthur and surrounding communities.  Scattered thunderstorms have developed across the region late this afternoon with a risk of large hail, damaging winds and a couple of tornadoes.  The current batch of storms which have developed are tracking generally northeast at approximately 40mph.  Additional strong to severe storm development is likely across the area into the early overnight hours.  Residents in the area need to keep an eye on the sky this evening and keep on top of the latest developments.

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