FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather moves through Baton Rouge area

FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Severe weather moves through Baton Rouge area
Severe weather watches for May 19 (WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A line of severe thunderstorms is moving through the local area this morning. A Tornado Watch was in effect for the entire WAFB viewing area until 10 a.m. Sunday. A tornado watch means you should be prepared for a possible tornado, while a tornado warning means that you must take action because a tornado is in the area. Learn more at the National Weather Service tornado alert web page.

The main concern will be damaging winds, but an isolated tornado can’t be ruled out. Also expect periods of heavy rain and frequent lightning with these storms. Activity will move through the local area during the morning hours, resulting in a few lingering scattered thundershowers during the afternoon.

Temperatures will reach the mid 80s Sunday thanks to clouds and rain. We are back in the upper 80s tomorrow even with scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. We trend drier and even hotter for the rest of the week. Afternoon highs will be in the low to mid 90s all the way through the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Humidity won’t be terrible at first, but by next weekend will be in full force making it feel more like the upper 90s to 100 degrees.

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