Tornado watch issued for much of the ArkLaTex - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Tornado watch issued for much of the ArkLaTex

Hail in New Boston, TX (Source: Marsha Martin, via Hail in New Boston, TX (Source: Marsha Martin, via

A Tornado Watch is in effect for all of NW LA, plus for Columbia, Lafayette, Miller, Union counties in AR, and Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby counties in TX. The watch expires at 8pm.

Along with the tornado threat, we've also seen hail the size of golf balls, and potentially damaging straight line winds. The storms will be rapidly clearing east out of the ArkLaTex, and the storms should be gone by the evening hours.

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