Storms bring rain, high winds & hail

Whipping rains fell near Government Street in Baton Rouge.
Whipping rains fell near Government Street in Baton Rouge.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A severe thunderstorm watch was issued Friday morning for parts of southeast Louisiana, but the effects were far less than what western parts of the state experienced.

The following parishes fall in the watch zone:



East Baton Rouge



St. Mary


The watch is currently scheduled to remain in effect until 1 p.m.

Forecaster Jeff Morrow said as quickly as they moved in, the strong thunderstorms exited Baton Rouge. The threat for severe weather for Baton Rouge ended by 10:15 a.m.

He added he expects East Baton Rouge Parish to be taken out of severe thunderstorm watch before noon and rain coverage will be limited to 20 percent to 30 percent for the remainder of the morning and early afternoon. Mainly dry conditions are expected by Friday evening.

Titan 9 Radar indicated some possible nickel-sized hail between Jackson and Clinton at 9:26 a.m. The hail core is moving east.

The National Weather Service in New Orleans reported a wind gust up to 32 mph in Baton Rouge around 10 a.m.

There was locally heavy rainfall, lightning and strong winds in certain parts of Louisiana as a result of the storms.

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