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story.lead_photo.caption A funnel-shaped cloud is seen Saturday afternoon near Interstate 30 in Texarkana, Texas. (Photo courtesy of Cody Trudeau and Ralf Balof)

A funnel-shaped cloud was spotted in the Texarkana area shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday, according to local authorities.

A local stormwatcher reported the cloud near Interstate 30 and Jarvis Parkway, officials said.

The storm was heading northeast at about 3:50 p.m. Saturday, a dispatcher at the Bi-State Justice Building's Central Dispatch office said.

Tornado sirens were activated for a brief time as a precaution, the dispatcher said. Local residents Cody Trudeau and Ralf Balof with Orr Chevrolet-Geo-Mitsubishi, photographed the storm from the car dealership, north of I-30. There were no reports of storm damage, officials said.

The Texarkana area remained under a tornado watch until 8 p.m. Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Today's forecast calls for a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms until 2 p.m. with a high near 86 and a low of 67.

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