Potential for severe weather, flooding in Tuesday’s forecast

Published 1:16 pm Sunday, January 22, 2023

There is the potential for severe weather and flooding on Tuesday as showers and scattered thunderstorms develop in southeast Texas and make their way toward the region.
The storms are expected to develop around sunrise Tuesday, spread eastward toward Southwest Louisiana and leave a trail of rain into late Tuesday evening.
The National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office said most locations will receive between an inch and three inches of rainfall, with locally higher amounts possible. These heavier rains could produce localized flooding, the agency said.
“Damaging wind gusts look to be the primary threat with these storms, although there is a chance for the development of tornadoes as well,” the agency said. “Frequent cloud to ground lightning will also be possible.”

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