As expected, a new tornado watch has been issued to cover East Texas. This watch runs along and south of Interstate 20 from Tyler to Marshall, south to Madisonville, Trinity, Lufkin, to Hemphill. Strong to severe storms are moving into the watch area from the west. The strongest storms may produce isolated tornadoes, large hail, localized damaging wind gusts, and flooding. Have a way to receive weather warnings and remember, you can always use our free interactive HD weather radar here on our website.
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 414 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 305 PM CDT SAT OCT 13 2018 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF EASTERN TEXAS * EFFECTIVE THIS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 305 PM UNTIL 800 PM CDT. * PRIMARY THREATS INCLUDE... A COUPLE TORNADOES POSSIBLE ISOLATED DAMAGING WIND GUSTS TO 65 MPH POSSIBLE ISOLATED LARGE HAIL EVENTS TO 1.5 INCHES IN DIAMETER POSSIBLE SUMMARY...A COUPLE OF LONGER-LIVED SUPERCELLS MAY CONTINUE EAST ACROSS PARTS OF EAST-CENTRAL TEXAS THROUGH EARLY EVENING. ALL HAZARDS ARE POSSIBLE BEFORE THE TORNADO RISK DIMINISHES LATER THIS EVENING. THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 50 STATUTE MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 30 MILES WEST SOUTHWEST OF LUFKIN TX TO 15 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF LONGVIEW TX. FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU4).