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Tornado Watch Issued for Baton Rouge and Surrounding Areas

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for North and Northwest portions of the WAFB viewing area.  Parishes and counties included in the watch are as follows: East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, St. Landry, Avoyelles, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, St. Helena, Wilkinson, Amite, and Pike.  The Tornado Watch remains in effect until 6 PM.  A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for the production of tornadoes.  If a Tornado Warning is issued for your area you should seek shelter immediately.

A line of strong often times severe t-storms is moving east at 40 mph.  As of 12:30 PM this line extends from Vicksburg, MS through Alexandria, LA into Beaumont, TX.  Winds in excess of 60 mph have been reported as this line has moved through portions of East Texas and West Louisiana.  This line of t-storms will begin to move into Western sections of the WAFB viewing area sometime around 2 PM. 

In addition to strong winds you may experience heavy downpours, frequent lightning, and even a possible tornado or two.  Stay tuned to wafb.com and the WAFB weather facebook page (search WAFB Weather) and twitter account (@wafbweather) for more updates.

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