Wet and Stormy Easter Sunday Expected

All of East Texas is under a slight risk of severe weather today with the main threats being heavy rain, gusty winds and some hail.  Showers and thunderstorms are continuing to move in this morning, however they do not appear to be severe at this time. These storms have had a history of producing very heavy rains earlier in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex earlier.  We may see another round of storms later in the day, depending on if we see any sunshine and if the atmosphere can destabilize when the actual cold front moves through.

We do have a newly-issued Tornado Watch in effect for Jasper, Newton, Polk and Tyler counties until 4pm.  A warm front situated off the Texas coast will continue to move northward bringing warm, moist air to interact with that cold front that will move through later this afternoon.  The best dynamics for tornadoes will be in in the southeastern sections of Texas and into the southern sections of Louisiana through the afternoon and evening hours.