National Weather Service working to confirm reports of possible tornado in Mid County

Published 9:13 am Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles said it will be sending someone to survey Mid County today to determine if a tornado touched down in the area.

They have had several calls about damaged homes and structures, said meteorologist Montra Lockwood.

“We had a line that moved through this morning, and that’s probably where most of the rain came from,” Lockwood said. “It was pretty heavy at times.”

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The NWS is reporting up to 3.5 inches of rainfall Wednesday morning near Port Arthur.

“The heaviest stuff has moved east,” Lockwood said. “We’re going to be in a little bit of a lull between storms.”

More rainfall is expected this evening.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Jefferson County through Thursday morning.