Severe thunderstorm watch in effect through 8 p.m.

Staff reports

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. for a 22-parish area in southeast Louisiana.

The watch includes Ascension Parish and the surrounding area.

From the National Weather Service:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH

857 IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN LOUISIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 22 PARISHES

IN SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA

ASCENSION ASSUMPTION EAST BATON ROUGE

EAST FELICIANA IBERVILLE JEFFERSON

LAFOURCHE LIVINGSTON ORLEANS

PLAQUEMINES POINTE COUPEE ST. BERNARD

ST. CHARLES ST. HELENA ST. JAMES

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST ST. TAMMANY TANGIPAHOA

TERREBONNE WASHINGTON WEST BATON ROUGE

WEST FELICIANA

IN MISSISSIPPI THIS WATCH INCLUDES 8 COUNTIES

IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

AMITE HANCOCK HARRISON

JACKSON PEARL RIVER PIKE

WALTHALL WILKINSON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF...ADDIS...BATON ROUGE...

BAY ST. LOUIS...BAYOU CANE...BELLE CHASSE...BILOXI...BOGALUSA...

BRUSLY...CENTREVILLE...CHALMETTE...CLINTON...COVINGTON...CROSBY...

CUT OFF...DENHAM SPRINGS...DESTREHAN...DIAMONDHEAD...

DONALDSONVILLE...FRANKLINTON...GALLIANO...GAUTIER...GLOSTER...

GONZALES...GRAMERCY...GREENSBURG...GULFPORT...HAMMOND...HOUMA...

JACKSON...KENNER...LABADIEVILLE...LACOMBE...LAPLACE...LAROSE...

LIBERTY...LIVONIA...LUTCHER...MANDEVILLE...MCCOMB...METAIRIE...

MONTPELIER...MOSS POINT...NEW ORLEANS...NEW ROADS...NORCO...

OCEAN SPRINGS...PAINCOURTVILLE...PASCAGOULA...PICAYUNE...

PIERRE PART...PLAQUEMINE...PONCHATOULA...PORT ALLEN...

PORT SULPHUR...RACELAND...RESERVE...SLIDELL...ST. FRANCISVILLE...

ST. MARTIN...THIBODAUX...TYLERTOWN...VIOLET...WALKER...WAVELAND...

WHITE CASTLE AND WOODVILLE.