Weather Buzz

First severe weather threat of 2016

A little more than a week into 2016, and parts of the U.S. are expecting their first threat of severe storms.

An upper level low moving across southern Texas is bringing thunderstorms to southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana, and some of those storms could become severe.

The Storm Prediction Center has issued a slight risk for severe storms Friday.


While wind and a tornado or two can’t be ruled out, hail remains as the biggest threat with any of these storms, which are most likely to begin in the evening and last into the overnight.


The HailCast app can alert users when hail is most likely to hit, giving you fair warning to put the car in the garage.

Places like Houston, Beaumont or Lake Charles could benefit from this when the thunderstorms begin to fire, especially if you haven’t already parked the car and other items prone to hail damage under cover.

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