Many high school games delayed, power outages reported due to storms
BATON ROUGE- There are power outages in four capital area parishes as strong storms move through the region, delaying some high school football games.
There are no watches or warnings posted from the National Weather Service, although WBRZ Chief Forecaster Pat Shingleton is advising that the storms could produce dangerous winds and lightning.
"It's not very large, maybe about ten miles in diameter, and it's moving 15 to 20 miles-per-hour; maybe that's why there are no advisories," Shingleton said. The cell was centered on downtown Baton Rouge at 7:30.
There are numerous lightning hits. The storm cell is expected to move south, heading toward St. Gabriel and White Castle in the next hour.
> UPDATE: 7:55: Storm cell moving from East Baton Rouge into Iberville and Ascension. Track it HERE.
Witnesses are also reporting hail and trees down in some areas.
West Baton Rouge should expect some of the strong storms, too.
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