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Isolated tornadoes possible today

An area of low pressure is spinning across the Hill Country this morning and promises to bring a chance of storms to the area.  Our Western Counties are already under a flash flood watch as we anticipate at least 2 inches of rain across our western counties with isolated areas receiving between 2 and 4 inches of rain.

In addition to the heavy rain threat, there is a slight risk of severe thunderstorms with the main threat being gusty winds and weak tornadoes.  The area of low pressure to our south is acting very much like a tropical low.  As with any land falling tropical system, there is a chance of a few tornadoes and we see that threat today across East Texas, mainly our Southwestern Counties from Athens to Alto and southwest.

This area of low pressure will be with us again tomorrow keeping the chance of thunderstorms around.  As we head towards the weekend however, we will begin to dry out and heat up with mid 90s heat returning.

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