We have some strong storms rolling through East Texas this evening. While these storms are not severe, we are seeing some very heavy downpours, gusty winds, and lots of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes. The culprit for these storms is an upper level disturbance moving through the area this evening. It originated in Oklahoma and southern Arkansas earlier today, and is now moving through the Piney Woods. The fact that we got so hot this afternoon is one ingredient that has led to the strong nature of these storms. Look for the storms to continue to move in a south-southwesterly direction and begin to weaken in the next few hours.
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