Tornado Watch in effect for parts of East Texas

A Tornado Watch is in effect until 1:00 a.m. for the following East Texas counties:

  • Angelina
  • Bowie
  • Camp
  • Cass
  • Cherokee
  • Franklin
  • Gregg
  • Harrison
  • Marion
  • Morris
  • Nacogdoches
  • Panola
  • Red River
  • Rusk
  • Sabine
  • San Augustine
  • Shelby
  • Smith
  • Titus
  • Upshur
  • Wood

If a tornado is spotted, act quickly and move to a place of safety in a sturdy structure, such as a basement or small interior room.

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has also issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Southern Franklin County and Wood County in Northeast Texas, including the city of Winnsboro, until 7:00 p.m.

At 6:01 p.m., National Weather Service meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located nine miles west of Golden or 15 miles west of Mineola, moving northeast at 35 mph.

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