Good morning, Lamar County! 🌩️🌩️🌩️

And the thunder rolls... From just after midnight, Thor and Zeus have been tossing lightning bolts at each other. We're looking at a 100 percent chance of heavy rain, with up to 2 inches of rain possible, with winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts can reach 35 mph. It will continue into tonight, tapering off overnight.

A word of advice if your plans include a trip to Louisiana: Don't go. The Storm Prediction Center has forecast a SIGNIFICANT chance for truly severe weather - tornadoes, hail, winds - for areas including Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Jackson, Mississippi, Lafayette, and Lake Charles, LA.

We'll keep you updated on our weather here. Please plan accordingly, stay dry and stay safe.

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News. He can be reached at 903-785-6960 or

Klark Byrd is the managing editor of The Paris News and the editor of Paris Life Magazine. He resides in Paris with his wife, Krystle, and their three children, Charlie, Annalise and Willow.

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