Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Severe Weather Outlook Issued for Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas

By Calcasieu Staff
Published June 01, 2024

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Lake Charles, Louisiana – A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas, beginning June 1, 2024, at 11:30 AM, and effective until 6:00 PM this evening. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Lake Charles, Louisiana, has warned of another round of rainfall expected to hit the region today, Saturday, June 1, 2024.

The watch includes three parishes in Louisiana: Beauregard, Calcasieu, and Cameron. In Texas, six counties are affected: Hardin, Jasper, Jefferson, Newton, Orange, and Tyler. Residents in these areas can expect a low-end severe threat and a risk of excessive rainfall throughout the afternoon.

While the day is not expected to be a complete washout, it’s essential to stay informed about the latest weather conditions, especially if you have outdoor plans for the late afternoon. Conditions are expected to improve by the start of the workweek, with drier weather on the horizon.

Residents are advised to stay vigilant and monitor local weather reports for updates. The NWS recommends checking the latest forecast regularly to avoid being caught off guard by any sudden changes in the weather.

In the meantime, it’s essential to understand the risks associated with severe thunderstorms. These storms can bring strong winds, heavy rainfall, and even tornadoes, posing a threat to both people and property. By staying informed and taking necessary precautions, residents can minimize the risks and stay safe during this severe weather event.

Remember, a severe thunderstorm watch means that conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms to develop. It’s crucial to stay tuned to local news and weather reports for updates and any potential warnings that may be issued.