A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible today

Published 6:37 am Friday, March 8, 2024

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A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible in Orange County and throughout the region.

Hail up to the size of half dollars, and wind gusts up to 60 mph are the primary hazards with the more robust storms.

(Courtesy of the National Weather Service)

A tornado or two can not be ruled out, but not likely at this time. Most locations will receive less than an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, La.

Forecasters said unsettled weather could bring storms late next week.

Storms from late week conditions are becoming more likely next week.

There are indications that a storm system will approach late next week. This feature could produce multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms, starting Thursday and continuing into next weekend.