(KETK) – A Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 10 PM tonight for areas mainly east of Highway 69.
East Texas counties included in this watch: Camp, Cass, Franklin, Hopkins, Marion, Morris, Rains, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, & Wood.
Primary threats include…
-Large hail and isolated very large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter likely.
-Damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible.
-A tornado or two possible.
Thunderstorms will continue to develop and intensify over parts of northeast Texas and southeast Oklahoma through the afternoon, posing a risk of large hail and damaging winds. Storms will spread into western Arkansas in a few hours. An isolated tornado is also possible.
Be prepared before the storm. Download the East Texas Storm Team app. In the app, you can view Futurecast, and set up custom alerts for multiple locations. Features in this app including lightning and storm alerts, rotating storm alerts, and custom messages from your East Texas Storm Team. Download for Apple and Android devices.
TRACKING THE STORMS
The greatest threat for these severe storms would be north of I-20 where the watch is located. This is why areas north of HWY 79 are under a “Slight Risk” from the Storm Prediction Center.
The Storm Team will continue to monitor and have updates this evening on KETK & FOX51.