A Tornado Watch is in effect for Angelina, Jasper, Newton, Sabine, San Augustine, and Tyler counties through 9 p.m.
A First Alert weather day remains in place across East Texas as the threat for severe weather will continue through the mid-evening hours. All modes of severe weather will be in play this afternoon and this evening. That means large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes will be possible with any thunderstorms that develop of your neighborhood.
The areas most at risk for these severe thunderstorms will be for areas around Sam Rayburn country and points east of there, extending over to the Sabine River. Areas west of the Highway 59 corridor will stay mainly storm-free as the better dynamics and lift will be east of there.
Look for the storm threat to wind down by the late evening hours. Other than a few lingering showers overnight, the severe threat should be over with by midnight.
We will be on the receiving end of some pleasant weather from Thursday through Saturday as drier air and lower humidity will lead to some more refreshing conditions.
We will then see another spring storm system head our way for the weekend, bringing back a 70% chance of widespread rains and thunderstorms by the time we get into Sunday.
We have a fairly progressive storm pattern in place for the foreseeable future, which means showers and thunderstorms are in our outlook about every three-to-four days at this point.
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