Tornado watch extended until 8 p.m.

Tornado watch extended until 8 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The tornado watch continues until 8 p.m., but several parishes have been dropped from the west as the line of storms continues to track east.

Several storms started to develop this morning, with the most severe weather to the north. A likely tornado damaged several homes and took down trees near Amite in Tangipahoa Parish. Several cells embedded within a line of storms snaking through the area from Washington Parish down to the coast near St. Mary's Parish.

The good news is that most rain will be gone tonight and colder air rushes in before midnight. Christmas Eve morning will begin in the 40s, with 20s and 30s Christmas morning.

The chill really only lasts through Christmas Day, as we will return to the southerly flow from the Gulf on Friday with highs back in the mid and upper 60s.

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