The same storm that is dumping huge amounts of snow in Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma today will bring the chance of violent weather to East Texas.

Gusty winds, hail, and even isolated tornadoes are possible in East Texas and Louisiana. 

There are two different bands of storms expected, so when one passes through, know that the possibilities for more strong weather continue on until this evening.  Forecasters have said greatest threat for severe weather is south of Interstate 20.

Today is a day to heed the warnings, for sure.  As for the snow to the north, a friend of mine in Wichita, KS said he had 5 inches of snow by 2am today, and 11 inches by 8am.  The snow is coming down fast and hard to the north, and the cold weather there along with warmer weather to the south, are keepin Lufkin, Nacogdoches, and other cities in the middle on alert for violent storms.