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Another round of heavy rain moving through portions of SE Texas today. Some heavy showers and thunderstorms were as far north as China and Nome this morning. By this evening most of the rain will start to move out. Highs today will reach the mid 80's. Our coverage of showers goes down to 50% for Friday with highs in the upper 80's.
Entergy update on storm-related power outages
SOUTHEAST TEXAS - Entergy has restored power to thousands of customers who lost electricity when thunderstorms blew across Southeast Texas. As of noon Friday, about 2,000 customers remained without power and some may not have electricity until 11 p.m.
Watch KFDM News and stay with kfdm.com for the latest on the holiday weekend forecast and our chances of rain. We're also tracking Hurricane Arthur along the East Coast.
Thunderstorms packing strong winds blew across the region Thursday, sending trees and trees limbs into power lines. At the height of the storm more than 22,000 people had lost electricity, including more than 17,000 in Port Arthur.
At noon Friday about 1,500 people in Port Arthur and roughly 700 in Beaumont were without power.
Debi Derrick with Entergy Texas told KFDM News about 200 workers are in the field to restore power.