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Tornado Watch expanded into metro area: Swipe for the latest details

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

South Louisiana braces for severe weather on Monday, bringing the potential for tornadoes and flooding in some areas.

The timing looks to be Monday afternoon through the overnight.

All types of weather are possible including hail, damaging winds, heavy rainfall and tornadoes. This risk looks to abate by Tuesday morning around daybreak.

The areas included in the Tornado Watch are:

Acadia

Allen

Ascension

Assumption

Avoyelles

Beauregard

Calcasieu

Cameron

East Baton Rouge

East Feliciana

Evangeline

Grant

Iberia

Iberville

Jefferson

Jefferson Davis

Lafayette

Lafourche

La Salle

Livingston

Natchitoches

Orleans

Plaquemines

Pointe Coupee

Rapides

St. Bernard

St. Charles

St. Helena

St. James

St. John The Baptist

St. Landry

St. Martin

St. Mary

St. Tammany

Tangipahoa

Terrebonne

Vermilion

Vernon

Washington

West Baton Rouge

West Feliciana

Winn

The watch has been issued through 1 p.m.

The areas under a Flash Flood Watch include:

Northern Tangipahoa, LA

Orleans, LA

St. Charles, LA

St. John The Baptist, LA

St. Tammany, LA

Upper Jefferson, LA

Upper Lafourche, LA

Upper Plaquemines, LA

Upper St. Bernard, LA

Upper Terrebonne, LA

Washington, LA

The Flash Flood Watch will go into effect at 7 a.m. and is scheduled to last until Tuesday afternoon.

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