Slight risk today for severe thunderstorm to develop where primary threats are hail up to golf ball size and winds up to 70mph. Time frame for these storms to possible pop up look to be around 4-5pm and will continue through the night.
8-17-06 - The lack of rain is causing trees to falls in local counties. Officials are hurrying to bring them down before they fall into roads.
For the past few months in Grayson County precinct two, crews are working almost daily cutting down trees towering more than 50 feet high, a preventative measure.
More than 1400 miles of county-maintained roads stretch through Grayson, and foremen estimate there is at least one hazardous tree along each mile.
With a little push from a storm, officials say the dead trees on county roads can fall easily, which is dangerous for drivers passing through, especially at night.
Grayson isn't the only local county dealing with this problem. Over in Fannin and Cooke counties commissioners say they're going through the same thing. Up in Bryan County crews are also working to keep the trees clear of roads.