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WBRZ camera records potentially dangerous cloud formation

10 months 1 week 6 days ago January 21, 2016 Jan 21, 2016 Thursday, January 21 2016 January 21, 2016 9:55 PM in Weather
Source: WBRZ

PORT ALLEN - A weather phenomenon was captured on video Thursday.

As a line of severe weather moved east across West Baton Rouge, WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington was recording video of the sky. At the WBRZ weather office, meteorologists were tracking the system with the National Weather Service when a tornado warning was issued. Upon further inspection a few hours later, it seemed Buffington had captured the reason why experts issued the alert.

"It's really hard to see, but there is just a little bit of circulation," WBRZ meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux III explained. "It's not a tornado," Gauthreaux clarified. But, added, it was a significant enough development to warrant a weather alert.

"Doppler radar saw the rotation," he said.

Buffington reported vehicles were stopping on Highway 190 where the video was recorded. Motorists saw the formation and wanted to watch it in the distance.

Later and miles away, the storm system produced lightning that hit a house. The house had minor damage.

As the storm system moved across the Baton Rouge area Thursday afternoon and evening, temperatures dropped. Overnight, temperatures are forecast to drop ten degrees. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, though, are expected to be beautiful. Cloudy weather returns Monday.

Click HERE to read more from the WBRZ weather experts.

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