Strong storms move through south La. accompanied by heavy rainfall, gusty winds, lots of lightning

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - There have been no special advisories issued in the Baton Rouge metro area in association with strong storms passing through south Louisiana, but people should expect heavy rainfall, gusty winds and lots of lightning with it.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for parts of Plaquemines Parish.

Diane Deaton said the storms have the potential to produce funnel clouds, as the storms move to the northeast from the Gulf of Mexico.

A flash flood watch is in effect for parts of southeast Louisiana until Tuesday evening.

The NWS said several weather disturbances will move across the central Gulf Coast region over the next few days, which will produce rounds of showers and thunderstorms for areas in the watch zone.

The following parishes are included in the watch:



East Baton Rouge



St. Charles

St. James

St. John the Baptist


Forecasters said the watch could be extended to further into the week.

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