WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE — Orange, Southeast Texas on watch for severe weather

Published 5:54 am Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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At 5:40 a.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service announced the severe weather threat from an approaching storm system has increased.

(Courtesy of the National Weather Service)

There is now an Enhanced Risk (level 3 out of 5) of severe weather for parts of Southeast Texas on Thursday and Thursday night.

A Slight Risk (level 2 out of 5) extends past Lake Charles, and a Marginal Risk (level 1 out of 5) extends all the way to Morgan City in Louisiana.

The main threat will likely be tornadoes, along with damaging winds and hail.

For those who work on the water, a small craft advisory will go into effect Thursday afternoon and last until Friday morning, with winds well above 20 knots and waves approaching 10 feet in the outer coastal waters, 20 to 60 nmi from shore.

(Courtesy of the National Weather Service)

The main threat, at this time, is tornadoes while the greatest risk area is still along and west of Highway 171.

Storm total for Wednesday through Friday looks to be widespread 1 – 3 inches.

Most of the rain will occur on Thursday, and above you can see the latest rainfall probabilities by specific amounts. Expect at least 0.50 to 1 inch. Some locations will receive 2 inches. Isolated locations may receive up to 3 inches.