Heavy rains, winds and large hail pelted the Sulphur and Carlyss areas of Calcasieu Parish early Friday morning during a severe thunderstorm.
Roof, car and property damage is being reported across West Calcasieu with photos of hail the size of golf balls and baseballs battering Sulphur and Carlyss at approximately 12:30 a.m.
This particular storm moved out of the area before dawn, but chances for severe weather is not over, according to the National Weather Service. More rain is expected throughout Friday and Saturday, increasing the chances for widespread flooding over an area that is already saturated.
According to the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, another two to three inches of rain is expected to fall through Sunday. According to Roger Erickson with the NWS in Lake Charles, anywhere from 6-8 inches of rain fell in a 24 hour period from Thursday morning to Friday morning in Calcasieu Parish.
There were several reports Friday morning of damaged cars in parking lots at local hotels in addition to broken windshields and dented cars in Carlyss.
There have been no confirmed reports of tornadoes or any straightline winds in West Calcasieu, as of mid morning, but widespread wind damage was also apparent.