East Texas faces ‘elevated’ risk of severe weather today


The National Weather Service says heavy to severe thunderstorms are expected across much of East Texas from today until evening.

“All severe weather patterns are possible over the next 24 hours, including tornadoes,” the dangerous weather forecast released Monday morning said. “The tornado threat will manifest itself both in the traditional form of Supercell and, ultimately, in the form of QLCS. Given the strong shifting of the environment, some of these tornadoes could be strong. probably in those parts of our area that are under flood surveillance.”

Eastern parts of the region are also under flood watch Monday afternoon through Monday evening, including Panola and Harrison counties.

“Excessive runoff can flood rivers, streams, creeks and other low-lying and flood-prone areas,” the NWS said in a statement. “Streams and streams can overflow their banks…

“Multiple downpours and thunderstorms are expected to develop across the region this afternoon and tonight, some of which will be accompanied by heavy rainfall. Soils remain wet from heavy rainfall late last week across much of the watch area, with additional rainfall expected of 1 to 2 inches with a possible isolated higher rainfall of over 3 inches.”

City of Tyler prepares as National Weather Service expects severe weather on Monday

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