EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - A **Severe Thunderstorm Watch** is now in effect until 3am Wednesday morning for all our counties in Deep East Texas. This will replace the Tornado watch, which was allowed to expire at 10pm.
We are still monitoring an intense squall line of thunderstorms, which is still expected to make its presence felt in the next few hours. It should be noted that the southern end of the line is moving much slower, which is why our estimated time of arrival will be delayed by an hour or two.
The main threat with this line will be damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This could knock over trees and down power lines. Now might be a good time to secure your lawn furniture and trash cans.
In addition to the threat for high winds, large hail may also be a factor. Earlier this evening, one storm in Anderson county produced 1.50" size hail, almost the size of golf balls.
Please keep it tuned to KTRE-TV and ktre.com for the latest weather developments throughout the afternoon and this evening.
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