Waterspout spotted in La Porte near Sylvan Beach

LA PORTE, Texas (KTRK) -- Emergency officials are giving residents in the La Porte area a weather warning after a waterspout was spotted near Sylvan Beach.

Several viewers sent Eyewitness News videos of the waterspout.

The La Porte Office of Emergency Management tweeted, "Take cover if near this area."

The National Weather Service has issued a marine warning.

Meteorologist Casey Curry said heavy rain and lightning are the biggest concerns for the afternoon in the Houston area and down toward the coast.

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