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It will be mostly sunny today with highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. Winds will be out of the south to southeast around 5 to 10 mph. Winds will increase to around 10 to 15 mph for our far western counties.
It will be mostly sunny and warmer on Thursday with highs in the 70s. Expect breezy south winds around 10 to 15 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon.
High temperatures will be in the 80s this weekend. It will be breezy on Friday with south winds 15 to 20 mph. The rest of the weekend will not be as windy. Low rain chances return beginning Saturday night across our northwestern counties and continue on Sunday.
A slow-moving upper trough will provide increasing storm chances beginning early next week. Locally heavy rain is possible with this system. Stay tuned as we refine the details to the forecast!
We will have a SKYWARN Basic Class on Thursday, March 22nd in Gun Barrel City (Henderson County). The class will be from 7 pm to 9 pm. Classes are free and registration is not required! We hope to see you there!

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Know the county you live in. Severe weather warnings are issued on a county basis. It's also helpful to know thePicture of Counties names of the major cities nearby. Our county warning map is available here.

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When Thunderstorms Approach...


Move to a sturdy building or car. Do not take shelter in small sheds, under isolated trees, or in convertible automobiles.


If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to be stuck. Go to a safe shelter immediately!


Get out of boats and stay away from water.


Avoid using the telephone or any electrical appliances. Phones should only be used in an emergency.


Do NOT take a bath or shower. Water and pipes can conduct electricity.


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If Caught Outdoors and No Shelter is Nearby...

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Boaters and swimmers should get out of the water immediately!

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Find a low spot away from trees, fences and poles.

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If you are in the woods, take shelter under the shorter trees.

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If you feel your skin tingle or your hair stand on end, squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet. Place you hands on your knees with your head between them. Make yourself the smallest target possible, and minimize your contact with the ground.