NEWS

WEATHER ALERT: Area under tornado watch until 5 p.m.

Staff reports
This graphic from the National Weather Service shows the area under a tornado watch in yellow, as of noon today. The area in red is under a tornado warning. The orange area is under a severe thunderstorm warning. The green area is under a flood warning.

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for 12 parishes in southeast Louisiana until 5 p.m.

The watch includes Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes.

This graphic from the National Weather Service shows the area under a tornado watch in yellow, as of 11:30 a.m. The orange area is under a severe thunderstorm warning. The green area is under a flood warning.