A Tornado Watch has been dropped for two East Texas counties

EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A **TORNADO WATCH** has been dropped for Cherokee and Rusk counties.  It still remain in effect until 11pm this evening for Angelina, Nacogdoches, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby counties.

Showers and strong to severe thunderstorms will continue to develop across Deep East Texas this evening.  Any storms that form over your neighborhood will be capable of producing large hailstones, and damaging winds in excess of 50 mph.  While a tornado cannot be ruled out, the threat will be rather low.  The threat for severe weather will linger through the evening hours, before coming to an end by midnight.

We have already had reports of golf ball size hail north of San Augustine and also in the Milam community, just north of Hemphill.

If you happen to take any pictures from the storms that rumble through the Pineywoods this afternoon, please submit them to sendit@ktre.com.  We would love to see what you see as the storms move through your neighborhood. 

Keep it tuned to KTRE-TV 9 and right here at ktre.com for the latest weather developments.

To keep tabs of any storms developing later today, make sure you head to our StormTracker Weather Center.  It is there where you can view our live streaming radar throughout the day.  If you would like to take over the controls and zoom down to your local streets, please try our Interactive Radar.

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