A new Severe Thunderstorm WATCH has been issued for the following counties until 8pm this evening: Delta, Ellis, Fannin, Henderson, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall and Van Zandt. A “Watch” means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorm development anywhere within and close to the watch area. Some may see storms develop, some may not, but the potential is there with the atmosphere becoming more unstable through the afternoon. And in case you missed our previous update regarding the Tornado WATCH, those counties are included in Red. Conditions are becoming more favorable for seeing a few strong tornadoes across this region today. Those within the risk regions need to pay close attention to their local weather this afternoon and be prepared to heed any Warning should one be issued.