Tornado Watch in Effect Until 3pm
Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Northwestern De Soto Parish, Southern Caddo Parish, Southern Bossier Parish, Southeastern Harrison County, Eastern Panola and Shelby County in eastern Texas until 1130 AM CDT.
At 1046 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located near Joaquin, or 17 miles southeast of Carthage, moving northeast at 55 mph. HAZARD...60 mph wind gusts and half dollar size hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees. * Locations impacted include... Shreveport, Bossier City, Carthage, Greenwood, Blanchard, Benton, Stonewall, Logansport, Joaquin, Deberry, Fosters, Eastwood, Keachi, Longstreet, Keat Chie, Ferguson, Front, Spring Ridge, Cross Lake and Bodcau.
The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a tornado watch until 3pm for much of the region.
This watch is now in effect for the southern half of Northeast Texas and all of Northern Louisiana. Large hail, damaging thunderstorm wind gusts and tornadoes will be possible as we go through the day.
Here are the Parishes and Counties included in the watch:
TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANDERSON ANGELINA AUSTIN BRAZORIA BRAZOS BURLESON CHAMBERS CHEROKEE COLORADO FORT BEND FREESTONE GALVESTON GREGG GRIMES HARDIN HARRIS HARRISON HENDERSON HOUSTON JACKSON JASPER JEFFERSON LEON LIBERTY MADISON MATAGORDA MONTGOMERY NACOGDOCHES NEWTON ORANGE PANOLA POLK RUSK SABINE SAN AUGUSTINE SAN JACINTO SHELBY SMITH TRINITY TYLER WALKER WALLER WASHINGTON WHARTON $$
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 120 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 840 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2020 TORNADO WATCH 120 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 300 PM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS LAC003-011-013-015-017-019-021-023-027-031-043-049-053-059-061- 069-073-079-081-085-111-115-119-127-192000- /O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0120.200419T1340Z-200419T2000Z/ LA . LOUISIANA PARISHES INCLUDED ARE ALLEN BEAUREGARD BIENVILLE BOSSIER CADDO CALCASIEU CALDWELL CAMERON CLAIBORNE DE SOTO GRANT JACKSON JEFFERSON DAVIS LA SALLE LINCOLN NATCHITOCHES OUACHITA RAPIDES RED RIVER SABINE UNION VERNON WEBSTER WINN $$
Some of these storms have produced golf ball sized hail.