Threat of tornado passes

Threat of tornado passes

Counties in the areas surrounding Beaumont, including Newton, Jasper, Sabine and Orange, are no longer under the threat of damaging winds and rain after a tornado watch was issued by the National Weather (NWS) Service Monday, Feb. 25. 

NWS Forecaster Donald Jones said Southeast Texas was all clear about 2:15 p.m. Monday after a mild front brought more rain to the area. 

“We’ve got a cold front pushing through the area, and that’s what’s spawning some of these stronger storms,” he said. “But it’s actually already through ... looks like pretty much all of Southeast Texas.”

Jones said Southwest Louisiana is still under the threat of twisters and heavy rainfall but might not be for long, saying only one storm was potentially dangerous.  

“We did have one storm that looked like it wanted to produce a tornado, but we haven’t had any reports that it actually did,” he said. 

Once the rain stops, Southeast Texas is in for some pre-spring weather we can all enjoy. For the next few days, at least, high temperatures will remain in the low to mid 60s and lows in the low to mid 40s as a series of dry fronts move through our area.

“Temperatures are gonna remain pretty cool with those frontal systems and — gosh — it’s gonna be pretty sunny,” Jones said.