Severe weekend thunderstorms could mean damaging winds, hail & tornadoes

Published 9:39 am Friday, April 10, 2020

Strong to severe thunderstorms this weekend are possible for Port Arthur and Mid-County, weather officials said.

There is a 15 percent risk in southeast Texas Saturday, according to the National Weather Service, with a marginal 5 percent risk across most of southwest, south central and central Louisiana.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said damaging winds, hail and lightning are the primary risks.

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The risk level rises to 30 percent for southeast Texas, southwest Louisiana and south central Louisiana on Sunday.

Officials said all of the regions have the potential for strong EF2+ tornadoes.

According to Erickson, “have a plan to take shelter if a tornado warning is issued for your area.”