After an interesting weekend weather-wise, this week will be nice and quiet. 

Photo submitted by Debra Daugherty

The storm on Sunday morning dropped a lot of large hail from Mt. Pleasant, down through Longview. Several vehicles were heavily damaged due to hail, and some areas even sustained wind damage.

Unfortunately, there were two deaths reported with these storms. One in Longview and one at Lake O’ the Pines. Both were caused by falling trees due to high winds.

The National Weather Service Office in Shreveport sent a team to survey damage in Marion and Gregg County, and determined it was not caused by a tornado, but 80-90 mph straight-line winds.

When it comes to this upcoming week, temps will start to climb towards the weekend and may reach the low 80s by Friday. The sky should be beautiful through the week, but a chance of rain returns for your weekend. 

Daniel Starks Weather eExtraDaniel
 was born and raised in Commerce, and he and his wife still live there today. He graduated from Texas A&M University-Commerce with a degree in Radio/Television with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism back in 2016. He has worked at several local radio stations in Northeast Texas, as well as the DFW Metroplex.

Aside from his on-air work, Daniel has been fascinated with storms since he was a kid, and has spent a lot of his time studying weather. He is a certified storm spotter, storm chaser, and was on-scene during the Moore, OK Tornado in 2013 doing search and rescue. He plans on going back to school to get his certificate in weather forecasting in 2018.

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