Weather watches, warnings in effect for parts of East Texas Friday night
TYLER, Texas (KLTV) -
10:53 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until midnight for Camp, Cass, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Titus and Upshur counties. Tornado watch extended until 5 a.m. for Cass, Harrison and Marion counties.
6:40 p.m. A tornado watch is in effect for Camp, Cass, Franklin, Marion, Morris, Titus, Upshur, and Wood counties. The watch will remain in effect until 11 p.m.
According to the National Weather Service website, a tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area.
A few isolated thunderstorms may form this evening along a dryline or trough of low pressure that is moving through the area at this time. If that occurs, some gusty winds, hail, and even an isolated tornado is possible.
There is a chance for isolated strong to severe thunderstorms very late tonight/early on Saturday morning (pre-dawn) across portions of East Texas with a cold front that will move through. Best chances will likely be over the southern 1/2 of East Texas, south of Hwy 79, or a Palestine to Carthage line.
Gusty, thunderstorm winds, of 50 to 60 mph will be possible in the strongest storms with some pockets of hail and even an isolated tornado. The tornado risk is very low at this time. We will monitor this weather situation for you very carefully overnight tonight for sure.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of East Texas under a SLIGHT RISK, or a 15-percent chance for significant severe weather until the front moves through your area. If there are any watches and/or warnings, we will let you know. Once the cold front moves through your area late tonight/early Saturday morning, the storm risk will end, and the cooler air will spill into East Texas. Windy and chilly on Saturday. The high for Saturday will be just after midnight tonight, and the low will be just before midnight tomorrow night. We will be here.
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