Tornado Watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.
BATON ROUGE - The Capital Area experienced high winds, lightning strikes and bouts of rainfall as the area went under a Tornado Warning Thursday evening. A cold front is pushing through the region and bringing some wild weather with it, and a Tornado Watch will remain in effect until 10 p.m.
By 6 p.m., the National Weather Service was issuing Tornado Watches for counties in Mississippi as a main line of severe weather made its way eastward.
News 2's Pat Shingleton said possible tornado damage was spotted near Krotz Springs and Kenmore as the storm pushed toward New Orleans. Multiple viewers submitted images of quarter size hail near Clinton, and News 2's Brett Buffington captured video of wild cloud formations near Erwinville that the weather team said was notable because of the visible rotation captured.
A Tornado Watch went effect until 10 p.m. tonight earlier in the day for the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, Catahoula, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Martin, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Terrebonne, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
Pat Shingleton says that while the Tornado Watch may be lifted for the Baton Rouge area, general instability with thunderstorms and wind can be expected as the cold front continues to take its place.