Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:33 PM EST2013-12-05 04:33:22 GMT
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years. DixonMore >>
Don Dixon will remain the city's top cop. The Lake Charles City Council unanimously approved to reappoint Dixon to another six-year term as Chief of Police -- a position he's held for 12 years.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 10:33 PM EST2013-12-05 03:33:57 GMT
What's been done is nice, but the bond money budgeted for the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project has taken the road as far as it can go. "Knowing that we could not cover that amount to go all theMore >>
How to proceed with the Enterprise Boulevard Extension Project? That's the question city officials hope a joint study with the state will help identify. However, as KPLC's Lee Peck reports, it's going to cost some money to get those answers - money some on the council believe is a waste of taxpayer dollars.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-05 00:19:06 GMT
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical. Nathan Areno, Director of Animal ServicesMore >>
Nearly 60 dogs from the Calcasieu Animal Shelter are headed to Florida on a 'rescue ride' where dog advocates say their chances of adoption are astronomical.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:09 PM EST2013-12-05 00:09:08 GMT
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder. The DeRidder Police Department, with assistance from the Beauregard and Vernon Parish Sheriff's Offices, took PatrickMore >>
Both suspects have been arrested in the robbery of First Federal Bank in DeRidder.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 7:05 PM EST2013-12-05 00:05:51 GMT
It's a big operation in a small town. The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books. "We're talking thousands, 23 pallets, each box could have 24 to 40 books in them," saidMore >>
The Rotary Club of Welsh welcomed an 18 Wheeler full of educational books.More >>
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The 7Stormteam is gearing up for a round of potentially severe weather to impact southwest Louisiana beginning late tonight and continuing through the overnight hours into Christmas Day.
A very complex and dynamic weather system is evolving that will likely result in some storms producing strong damaging straight-line winds. Additionally some tornadoes are also possible with the greatest threat of significant tornadoes (EF2+) in central and eastern portions of the state during the late morning and afternoon on Christmas Day.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK has highlighted all of Louisiana under a slight risk for severe weather. A rare moderate risk is in place for the east-central portion of the state near Alexandria including most of the Mississippi River parishes.
Storms should initially fire across east Texas later today and could possibly impact portions of our viewing area later this evening, especially favorable are Vernon, Beauregard, and Allen parishes.
Overnight, the severe threat will increase across the rest of southwest Louisiana with the possibility of some rotating super-cell storms capable of producing tornadoes. This threat will continue through the morning hours.
By midday and early afternoon Tuesday, the cold front will begin to push into the state. The front will be heading into a very warm air mass which will add fuel for further storm develop. A squall line, or line of strong thunderstorms, will accompany the front and should arrive in southwest Louisiana by early afternoon.
The severe threat will end for us once the front the passes but will continue for eastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and Alabama through the late afternoon and evening hours.
Now is the time to check your NOAA Weather Radio to make sure you have fresh batteries and that you have it turned on Alert mode as some of these storms will be arriving while you are asleep tonight.
7Stormteam Meteorologist Cedric Haynes and I will be here all night and all day Tuesday to keep you updated on any weather alerts for our area. Any severe weather watches or warnings will instantly crawl at the bottom of the screen on KPLC-TV and we'll keep the Facebook page and Twitter pages updated as well. We will also break into programming if necessary.