LIVE UPDATES: Tornado warnings expire in East Texas (2024)

4:50 p.m. update: Tornado warnings expire throughout region

Tornado warnings in East Texas have expired, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport.

Rainfall continues, and most of the region remains under a tropical storm warning.

4:48 p.m. update: Tornado warnings expire in some counties

Tornado warnings have expired in much of East Texas, including Smith and Gregg counties.

Tornado warnings remain in effect further north in Titus County and near Texarkana, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport.

Much of East Texas remains under a tropical storm warning.

4:35 p.m. update: Tornado confirmed near Daingerfield

A tornado warning remains in effect for southwestern Cass, Bowie and Morris counties as well as southeastern Titus County until 5 p.m., the National Weather Service in Shreveport reported. A tornado has been confirmed in the area, and residents are urged to take cover immediately.

The storm is moving northwest at roughly 30 miles per hour.

4:20 p.m. update:

Tornado warnings remain in effect throughout Gregg County and much of East Texas, including Smith, Gregg, Wood and Upshur counties.

A tornado warning remains in effect until 5 p.m. for the Kilgore and Lakeport areas, and CBS 19 forecasters are following an area of debris near Lakeport.

The storm is expected to move northeast through the communities of Gladewater at 4:30 p.m., Big Sandy at 4:40 p.m., Hawkins at 4:46 p.m., Fada at 4:52 p.m., Oak Grove at 5:04 p.m., Winnsboro at 5:10 p.m. and co*ke at 5:14 p.m., CBS 19 reported.

3:28 p.m. update: Warning extended

A tornado warning for Gregg County has been extended to 4:45 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

People in the area should take shelter in basem*nts or interior rooms on the lowest levels of their homes. The room should have little to no windows. People who are outdoors, in a mobile home or in a vehicle should move to the closest substantial shelter. People should also protect themselves from flying debris.

3:06 p.m.

Residents need to be in their safe place as the tornado warning continues and the storm heads toward Bettie, Gilmer, Diana, Pittsburg, Brumley, Mount Pleasant, and Mount Vernon.

People in the area should take shelter in basem*nts or interior rooms on the lowest levels of their homes. The room should have little to no windows. People who are outdoors, in a mobile home or in a vehicle should move to the closest substantial shelter. People should also protect themselves from flying debris.

2:57 p.m.

Tornado warning issued for Cass, Harrison and Marion counties until 3:45 p.m. NWS issued the warning after a reported spotted tornado.

2:45 p.m.

Another warning has been issued for Gregg, Harrison, Upshur and Camp counties until 3:45 p.m.

The other warning remains active for Gregg and Harrison counties until 3 p.m.

NWS reports the tornadic activity in Longview is very dangerous, according to CBS19.

The storm is expected to continue westward over the next hour, NWS reported.

WATCH LIVE from our news partners at CBS19 as they track the storm:

The storm is expected to arrive in Gilmer around 3:15 p.m.

2:43 p.m. update: Tornado confirmed near Hallsville

A tornado has been reported near Hallsville and is heading toward Longview immediately, CBS 19 reported at 2:44 p.m. The National Weather Service is calling the tornado "considerable" in terms of its severity, a CBS 19 forecaster said.

2:38 p.m. update: Tornadoes reported in East Texas

A potential tornado north of Easton near Hallsville and could be heading toward Longview, weather forecasters said at 2:38 p.m. The storm is expected to arrive in Longview around 2:50 p.m.

The storm will continue to move northeast from Longview, CBS 19 reported.

Tornado sirens in Longview continue to sound, and a tornado warning remains in effect for Gregg County.

People in the area should take shelter in basem*nts or interior rooms on the lowest levels of their homes. People who are outdoors, in a mobile home or in a vehicle should move to the closest substantial shelter. People should also protect themselves from flying debris.

The East Texas Regional Airport in Longview will be closed for part of Monday afternoon, as high winds littered parts of the airport with debris and caused some damage to structures, Airport Director Max Tovar said.

2:15 p.m. update: Sirens sounding in Longview

Tornado sirens are sounding in Longview as a tornado warning remains in effect for the area.

The warning was issued around 2 p.m. and will remain in effect through 3 p.m.

Tornado warnings have been issued across East Texas in numerous counties.

People in the area should take shelter in basem*nts or interior rooms on the lowest levels of their homes. People who are outdoors, in a mobile home or in a vehicle should move to the closest substantial shelter. People should also protect themselves from flying debris.

Flights canceled at area airports

Flights into the Longview and Tyler airports were canceled Monday afternoon as Tropical Storm Beryl snarls airline traffic across the state.

A 2:30 p.m. flight into the East Texas Regional Airport in Longview and a 4:20 p.m. flight into Tyler Pounds Field were canceled. However, flights later in the day at both airports were still set to arrive on time.

More than 1,000 flights in Texas have been canceled in Texas, the Associated Press reported.

No reports of damage have been made at either airport, officials said.

2 p.m.

Meteorologists say severe weather is expected in East Texas on Monday as remnants of Beryl continue to move through the region.

A tornado warning has been issued for the city of Longview and Gregg County. It is set to expire at 2:45 p.m.

A tornado watch is in effect for Gregg County and several other counties in East Texas. The National Weather Service of Shreveport issued the watch Monday morning and it will be in effect through 10 p.m.

Under this watch, multiple tornadoes are likely, no hail is expected, and strong wind gusts of up to 70 mph are possible.

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Areas of rotation and winds are headed toward Tatum, Longview and Gladewater, according to CBS19.

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Earlier updates:

Heavy rainfall and related flooding are possible this week, but NWS expects the storm to move quickly through the region and exit the area by Tuesday afternoon.

The remnants of the storm have already entered the Longview area. Heavy rain is expected to continue as Beryl moves through the region. The environment is supportive of severe storms, the NWS says, noting tornadoes and damaging winds as the main threats.

The NWS of Shreveport said Beryl had strengthened as of Sunday and additional strengthening is expected, after Beryl made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane along near Matagorda on Monday morning. Later Monday morning, the storm weakened to a tropical storm.

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According to CBS19, Beryl should weaken further as it approaches East Texas. A tropical depression has winds of 38 mph or less. Parts of East Texas could see wind gusts close to tropical storm force or just under that Monday evening into overnight Tuesday.

The main impacts are the heavy rainfall and flooding, but a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out in East Texas.

CBS19 said locally, rain could fall off and on for up to 30 hours.

Winds gusting up to 45 mph could knock down trees weakened by past wind events or the heavy rain that comes with the remnants of Beryl.

Forecast models suggest between 2 to 7 inches of rain will be possible over parts of East Texas, according to CBS19.

Acting Gov. Dan Patrick on Saturday announced 81 counties — including Gregg, Rusk, Upshur, Harrison and Smith — were added to the state’s Beryl disaster declaration.

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That brings the total number of Texas counties included in the state’s disaster declaration to 121.

Other area counties added to the disaster declaration are Camp, Cass, Marion, Panola, Titus and Wood.

LIVE UPDATES: Tornado warnings expire in East Texas (2024)

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