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KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of North Texas, including Kaufman County, until 7 p.m.

Additionally, a Flood Advisory was issued until 5 p.m.

There is a threat for severe thunderstorms with the possibility of damaging to destructive winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour or possibly higher, small to very large hail, frequent lightning strikes, and the possibility of an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

"Isolated instances of torrential downpours and flooding will also be possible," stated the NWS.

The highest chances of severe thunderstorms are primarily along and west of Interstate 35 from mid afternoon through this evening with the threat extending as far east as the I-45 corridor as the evening progresses and storms move south and southeast behind a cold front overnight, according to the NWS.

Heat index values of around 105-110 degrees will be possible this afternoon across western Central Texas, with values between 100 to 105 degrees as far north as Interstate 20 and across the remainder of eastern Central Texas this afternoon.

Low thunderstorm chances will persist across mainly western Central Texas both Monday and Tuesday mornings. Severe weather is not expected either morning.

A few strong storms are possible late Tuesday night with a weakening storm complex arriving into areas west of Intestate 35 and north of Interstate 20. Other similar instances may occur late Thursday night into Friday morning, then again Saturday night for areas primarily north of Interstate 20. Severe weather is not anticipated.