The above Tornado Watch has been issued for portions of extreme eastern Texas and portions of western Louisiana. It is valid until 5pm CDT this afternoon.
This tornado watch includes the cities of Port Arthur, Lake Charles, Ft. Polk and Shreveport.
Tornadoes, large hail and damaging thunderstorm wind gusts are possible in and close to the watch area.
If you live in the above outlined areas, make sure that you have identified the safest place to seek shelter at home, work or school. Take a few moments to ensure that your severe weather safety kit is stocked and ready to go should you need it. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, local media or another trusted source for later statements and possible warnings.
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