Tornado watch in effect for Ascension Parish

Staff reports

Ascension Parish is currently under a tornado watch and will remain under the watch until 3 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

The watch also effects the parishes of Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee St. Bernard, Tangipahoa, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.

Residents are told to be cautious of heavy rain, strong winds sometimes reaching 40 miles an hour, and lightning.

The severe storms will continue until early evening, but will bring with it wind and wintery weather.

Wednesday will be a cold day in the parish, with more rain continuing Thursday and Friday.