Weather services shares chances of severe storms today, wintry precipitation next week

Published 9:16 am Thursday, January 11, 2024

Southeast Texas remains under a Slight Risk for severe storms Thursday night.

According to the National Weather Service, isolated showers and storms will move into the area shortly before midnight, then increase in coverage and intensity overnight into Friday.

Southerly flow will increase and as a result, the community will have a Wind Advisory overland and Small Craft Advisory for the marine zones tonight.

(Courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Currently, weather watchers are expecting sustained winds around 20 to 25 with gusts around 40 MPH.

When it comes to cold weather predictions for next week, the Weather Service’s office in Lake Charles, Louisiana, said there are a few changes.

“Temperatures are trending a bit cooler, with higher probabilities of seeing hard freeze conditions and lows in the teens,” the service announced.

“In addition to this, with the late weekend front moving in, we have a chance of seeing wintry precipitation on Monday and Tuesday.”

(Courtesy of the National Weather Service)

If guidance trends continue, this will be the coldest air of the season for Southeast Texas, as well as, central, south central and southwest Louisiana.

There is between a 55 and 90 percent chance of seeing hard freeze conditions (a low of 25 degrees or below) on Tuesday morning/ January 16.

There is between a 55 and 95 percent chance of seeing hard freeze conditions (a low of 25 degrees or below) on Wednesday morning/January 17.