Strong storms move through the area, more rain on the way

Strong storms move through the area, more rain on the way

(WVUE) - At the moment this morning there are clear skies after powerful storms ripped through our area. Those storms left behind debris and thousands of power outages

But the area will see more rain soon, and through the Friday.

There are reports of power lines are down near East St. John high school in St. John the Baptist Parish.

Statewide there are more than 35,000 Entergy customers without power right now. The bulk of them are in East Baton Rouge with more than 12,000 outages.

In the metro New Orleans area, about 2,500 people without power in Orleans Parish, 3,600 in Jefferson Parish and 1,800 in Tangipahoa.

A squall line moved through overnight dropping 1-3 inches of rain area wide. Strong winds associated with the line caused power outages and left some debris in the roadways.

More scattered showers and storms are in store.

With already saturated ground, localized flooding will be possible where heavy rainfall occurs throughout the day.

Additional lightning and gusty winds will also be possible.

By tonight, drier air will start to move into the area and we will stay dry through the weekend and the start of next week. It will be very warm with highs in the upper 80s.

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