8:45 a.m. TUESDAY UPDATE: Tornado watch issued for most of region

Published 9:21 am Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A tornado watch was issued for much of the area at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The Tuesday severe wind outlook issued by the National Weather Service.

According to the National Weather Service, the threat for severe weather continues, including damaging winds, a few tornadoes and large hail.

Tornadoes have the potential to be stronger than EF2.

In addition, very high rain rates will cause temporary flooding of roads, Warning Coordination Meteorologist Roger Erickson said.

SCHOOL UPDATE

All five Orange County public schools will not hold classes Tuesday due to the inclement weather.

Vidor ISD and West Orange Cove CISD decided late Monday to not open schools.

Little Cypress-Mauriceville ISD, Bridge City ISD and Orangefield ISD each made the decision Tuesday morning to not hold classes, as well. Those three originally decided to start a few hours later Tuesday but decided Tuesday morning that school would be closed.

All five district intend to be back on their regular schedule on Wednesday.

The Tuesday hail outlook issued by the National Weather Service.