Right now, the skies above Lufkin and Nacogdoches appear friendly enough, but Doppler Radar indicates a line of storms heading our way, with rain expected to begin somewhere in the neighborhood of 9 P.M.

And because of the this volatility, The National Weather Service has recently issued a "Tornado Watch" for our area until 10 P.M., with thunder boomers possibly throughout the entire night.

A "Tornado Watch" means that atmospheric conditions are present for circular, rotating thunderstorms capable of producing a tornado.  In the event, the "watch" is upgraded to a "warning", take shelter immediately.  A "Tornado Warning" means there has either been radar detection, or human sighting, or both, of a tornado on the ground.

Stay safe.