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NWS issues tornado warning for Sabine County

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Sabine County.

The tornado warning will expire at 5:30 p.m.

Earlier Tuesday, the National Weather Service issued a thunderstorm warning for Sabine and Shelby Counties.

According to the NWS website, a tornado warning is issued when a tornado is indicated by weather radar, or one is sighted by spotters. As a result, people in the affected area should seek safe shelter immediately.

A tornado warning can be issued without a tornado watch being already in effect, according to the National Weather Service. They are usually issued for a duration of around 30 minutes.

The thunderstorm warning expired at 3:45 p.m.

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