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A good coverage of rain can be expected tonight into Friday as a rather strong upper level disturbance moves in from the west. Some of the rains Friday will be locally heavy with the potential for 1-2 inches of rain in some spots. Drier and cooler air will take over Friday night into Sunday.
PAPD investigating report of early morning kidnapping
PORT ARTHUR - Port Arthur police are investigating a man's report that he offered someone a ride and was forced at gunpoint to drive the passenger from Port Arthur to Beaumont.
Police say the driver was at Fuel Depot in the 700 block of West Gulfway at about 3 a.m. Monday when a man approached him and asked for a ride.
The driver told officers once the man was inside the passenger pulled out a gun and ordered him to drive to Beaumont. The driver said he dropped off the passenger near Washington Boulevard and then called police.