Tornado Watch In Effect Until 9 PM

Mayor James Sanders

Editor's Note: This story will continue to update as new information is released.

The National Weather Service has issued a Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch until 10 p.m.

"Although we often think that tornadoes maybe the worst thing we certainly need to keep in mind that severe thunderstorms can be devastating as well".

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of East Texas under a slight risk, a large portion of the area under an enhanced risk and Cass, Marion, and Harrison counties under a moderate risk for significant severe weather.

The unsafe weather threat should end "prior to daybreak" on Saturday as the cold front is expected to clear the area of storms, according to forecasters.

Storms are expected to form during mid-afternoon and start moving east.

A lake wind advisory is also in effect until 10:00 p.m. tonight.

The main threats for today's severe weather are very large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

In addition to the severe weather threat, the state's southeast half could see up to 6 inches of rain between Friday morning and Saturday evening.

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