The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma says a severe weather event is possible for a large region of the country beginning on Friday and continuing through Saturday. That prediction includes Deep East Texas on Friday.
The Storm Prediction Center’s website issued a statement which said “Tornadoes and damaging winds are anticipated”.
Meanwhile, meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Lake Charles have issued a hazardous weather outlook which says “A vigorous storm system approaching from the west will bring widespread shower and thunderstorm activity to the region Friday into early Saturday. Wind profiles and available instability suggest strong to possibly severe thunderstorms developing during this time-frame. Damaging straight line winds will be possible with stronger thunderstorms, while a tornado threat will also be possible. Additionally torrential rains will be possible along with frequent and deadly cloud to ground lightning”.
The National Weather Service also said “Storm Spotter activation may be required Friday and Saturday”.
Areas to our east are still recovering after the last round of severe weather produced multiple tornadoes on Monday, December 16th. One tornado killed a woman in nearby Vernon Parish, while another tornado resulted in two deaths in Alabama, and a flash-flood drowning death was reported in Kentucky.