Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for parts of East Texas

EASTON, TX (KLTV) - A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Smith, Gregg and Rusk Counties until 5:15 p.m.

At 4:24 p.m., National Weather Service meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing large damaging hail up to golf ball size. This storm was located near Tyler, and moving east at 30 mph.

There have been reports of dime-sized hail on Northeast Loop 323 in Tyler.

This is a dangerous storm. If you are in its path, prepare immediately for damaging winds, destructive hail, and deadly cloud to ground lightning. People outside should move to a shelter. Preferably inside a strong building but away from windows.

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