Tornado watch issued for southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi

Tornado watch issued for southeast Louisiana, southern Mississippi

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for parts of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi.

The watch is in effect through 6 p.m.

Parishes in Louisiana include: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, St John, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana.

Counties in Mississippi Amite, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall, Wilkinson.

The biggest threat from this system will be isolated tornadoes, gusty winds and possible hail. After 10 days without rain and a beautiful weekend, it seems our luck has finally run out. Plan for a cloudy and, at times, stormy President's Day. A few isolated showers and storms are possible during the morning, but the better chance for rain comes after lunch time. Some strong to severe storms are possible between 2-6 PM. High temperatures will be in the low 70s.

Tonight, rain and clouds will clear quickly with most spots dry by 8 PM. Overnight, we'll cool down with lows in the mid 40s to low 50s and northwesterly winds. Highs tomorrow will still reach close to the 70 degree mark.

The remainder of the week looks to be sunny and beautiful with highs in the 70s!

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