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3 killed in La. as the result of severe weather

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) -

State officials say a total of three people have died in Louisiana in connection with severe weather hitting the state.

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the updated death toll Thursday.

Officials late Wednesday evening said a 63-year-old man died when a car was swept off a flooded road.

Edwards did not give details of the updated death toll. But Mike Steele, a spokesman for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, said a 22-year-old man and a 6-year-old girl in Ouachita Parish have also been confirmed dead.

Steele said the man apparently drowned Wednesday after the vehicle he was in was swept off a road. He said the girl died after her mother lost control of her car.

Warren Lee, from the Ouachita Parish coroner's office, said the young girl's accident happened Wednesday. She died Thursday.

There is a flash flood watch in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.

Showers and storms will continue at times through the evening hours. The best chance for widespread heavy rains appears to begin during the overnight hours and into the day on Friday.

The threat for heavy rains will diminish during the day on Saturday.

Sunday will be sunny with highs near 80. Warm sun and dry for Monday and Tuesday with highs in lower 80s. More breeze and a chance for showers and storms on Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

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