Hopkins County has been included in a Tornado Watch in effect from January 21, 03:05 PM CST until January 21, 11:00 PM. Chance of precipitation tonight is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. The list of counties included in the Tornado Watch is below.
TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE ANDERSON BOWIE CAMP CASS CHEROKEE DELTA FANNIN FRANKLIN FREESTONE GREGG HARRISON HENDERSON HOPKINS HUNT KAUFMAN LAMAR MARION MORRIS NAVARRO PANOLA RAINS RED RIVER RUSK SMITH TITUS UPSHUR VAN ZANDT WOOD
A tornado watch is issued when weather conditions are favorable for the development of severe thunderstorms called a supercell that are capable of producing tornadoes. A tornado watch must not be confused with a tornado warning. In most cases, the potential exists for large hail and/or damaging winds in addition to tornadoes. A watch does not mean that the severe weather is actually occurring, only that atmospheric conditions have created a significant risk for it.