E. Texas remains under a moderate risk for severe weather - KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News

E. Texas remains under a moderate risk for severe weather

Posted: Updated:
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

After the events of yesterday in Moore, OK, we want to first of all say that our prayers continue to be sent to those who died or were injured by that monster tornado.

As we begin to really heat up this afternoon, isolated thunderstorms are likely to form out ahead of a cold front. There is a good chance that some of these storms will become severe very quickly, and with these super cell thunderstorms, isolated tornadoes are possible. We will monitor these individual storms very closely because of the rapid intensification. Movement of these storms will be more than likely toward the northeast. Please be alert to these storms this afternoon. Large hail, gusty winds near 70 mph along with lightning and very heavy rainfall are possible.

Now, later this evening, as the cold front races through East Texas...a solid line of thunderstorms is likely to move through our area, from west to east. This line will likely have thunderstorms that will produce very strong winds of 60-70 mph in the stronger storms within the line, along with hail, lightning and heavy rainfall. Isolated tornadoes will be possible with these storms, but less likely than earlier in the day. After the line of storms moves through this evening and tonight, the threat for severe weather will diminish or even end.

A Tornado Watch is currently in effect for the western sections of East Texas until 7 PM. The counties affected are Anderson, Henderson, Van Zandt, Kaufman, Rains, Hunt, Delta and Hopkins. Another Tornado Watch will likely be needed later this afternoon for the rest of East Texas...Please remain alert to rapidly changing weather conditions.

You should charge all devices that rely on a battery in case you should lose power. You should also take a few seconds today to download the KLTV weather and news apps, if you haven't already. Also, make sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter.

The weather app has live radar and will keep you alerted  to any watches or warnings that are issued throughout the day. The app will provide you the latest details on the weather, even if your power goes out or you are away from a television during the storms. Simply tap the Video tab on the weather app, then tap "KLTV Live" to watch the KLTV 7 Weather team when they are on the air during severe weather events.

Sign up for mobile, e-mail and text alerts to get updates on any breaking news as it happens. You can also sign up for ThunderCall to have severe weather warnings delivered to your telephone seconds after they are issued by the National Weather Service.

The KLTV Weather app is available for iPhone at the iTunes store and Android at the Google Play Store.

Sign up for e-mail and text alerts here: http://bit.ly/165MiS9

Download the KLTV Weather App for iPhone: http://bit.ly/165zXx5

Download the KLTV Weather App for Android: http://bit.ly/12SSFCn

Download the KLTV News App for iPhone: http://bit.ly/12SSK8T

Download the KLTV News App for Android: http://bit.ly/165A8bW

Sign up for Thundercall here: http://bit.ly/165Acs9

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

105 West Ferguson Street
Tyler, TX 75702

FCC Public File
publicfile@kltv.com
903-597-5588
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KLTV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.