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Friday morning update: Severe storms expected across region

Strong to severe storms are expected today (May 8) across the region, threatening those in and around Port Arthur and Mid-County.

The storms are starting this morning in central Louisiana and extending south this afternoon.

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center continues to put out a slight 15 percent risk for most of the region.

Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said damaging winds, hail and an isolated tornado are all possible.