Shelby County is included in Wednesday flood watch area

Flood watch runs from 2 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning

The National Weather Service in Shreveport on Wednesday morning issued a flash flood watch for parts of East Texas and Louisiana, including Shelby County.

A tornado watch is in effect until 5 p.m. through the region, including Shelby County.

The National Weather Service said: "You are in the enhanced area, so timing wise threat increases this afternoon thru tonight Storms in NW LA have already produced small hail."

Other Texas counties included in the tornado water are:

ANDERSON             ANGELINA            AUSTIN
BASTROP              BRAZOS              BURLESON
CALDWELL             CHEROKEE            FALLS
FAYETTE              FREESTONE           GRIMES
HOUSTON              JASPER              LEE
LEON                 LIMESTONE           MADISON
MILAM                MONTGOMERY          NACOGDOCHES
NEWTON               PANOLA              POLK
ROBERTSON            RUSK                SABINE
SAN AUGUSTINE        SAN JACINTO         SHELBY
TRAVIS               TRINITY             TYLER
WALKER               WALLER              WASHINGTON
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The flash flood watch is in effect from 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning, forecasters said.

The flood watch area includes: Portions of Louisiana and east Texas, including the following areas, in Louisiana, Bienville, Caldwell, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, and Winn parishes. In East Texas, Sabine, San Augustine and Shelby counties.

Forecast

Today

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1p.m. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. High near 77. South wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 61. South wind 15 to 20 mph becoming west 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

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