(WVUE) - Heavy rain gear should be at the ready today, and for the remainder of the week.
Tornado warnings were issued earlier for parts of St. John, St. James, Terrebonne, Assumption and Lafourche parishes.
Storms with strong winds, lightning and large hail continue to move through the area.
Fox 8 News received photographs of golf ball sized hail in some parts of Assumption Parish.
Schools are closed in St. John the Baptist Parish due to expected severe weather. No employees should report to work.