Afternoon heating gave way to a couple of strong thunderstorms Thursday afternoon across East Texas. Severe thunderstorms were reported in Sabine County and Angelina County.
Around 3pm, one strong thunderstorm formed over southern and central Sabine County prompting the National Weather Service to issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning. That storm produced dime sized hail for almost 20 minutes near Pineland. Doppler radar estimates show as much as 3.0" to 3.5" may have fallen over parts of the county.
That same storm weakened a bit and moved across southern and central San Augustine County before strengthening again as it moved into Angelina County. Another Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Angelina County just after 5pm. That thunderstorm produced pea to golf ball sized hail along FM 324 south of Lufkin. The National Weather Service also reported the storm downed powerlines along FM 2108 south of Lufkin.