Strong line of storms leaves thousands of East Texans without power
Tyler has weathered the worst of the storm and should be in the clear from tornado warnings by 1 a.m., according to a local meteorologist.
John Adams, chief meteorologist with KYTX CBS 19, said the line of thunderstorms quickly moved through Tyler, dropping about a quarter of an inch of rain and marble-sized hail in some areas. He said the thunderstorms are moving between 55 and 70 mph and are headed east.
“By 10 p.m., it should be in Louisiana and the threat of severe weather will be over for East Texas,” Adams said.
However, a tornado watch has been issued for the area until 1 a.m.
The strong storms have brought down power lines and caused outages.
Charles Hill, Oncor Spokesman, said as of 7:45 p.m. Tuesday about 2,100 homes were without power in East Texas. He said about 900 were out in Palestine, 600 in Tyler, 400 in Athens and 200 in Jacksonville.