What is the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a severe thunderstorm warning? - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

What is the difference between a severe thunderstorm watch and a severe thunderstorm warning?

  • SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH -- The formation of severe thunderstorms is possible within and close to the watch area.  Watch the sky and stay tuned to KTRE for possible warnings.
  • SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING -- A severe thunderstorm has been spotted or indicated by Doppler radar in the warning area.  Take action to protect your life and the lives of others!

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