Update, 7:20 p.m.:

St. John Parish is still dealing with widespread power outages, according to Entergy Louisiana, which reports that more than 8,600 households have lost electricity service.

In Jefferson, nearly 345 households are without power, down from about 510 an hour ago; in St. Charles, 245 households.

In Orleans Parish, Entergy New Orleans reports that more than 2,740 households are in the dark.

Update, 6:30 p.m.:

Power outages are beginning to mount again in the greater New Orleans area.

In hard-hit St. John Parish, where a tornado passed through LaPlace around 4:15 p.m., nearly 8,540 households are without power, according to Entergy Louisiana.

In Jefferson, almost 510 households are without power. In St. Charles, about 240 households.

In Orleans Parish — which is served by Entergy New Orleans — more than 4,540 households have lost electricity.

Update, 5:20 p.m.:

Nearly 2,310 households in Orleans Parish have lost electricity, according to Entergy New Orleans.

Update, 5:10 p.m.:

St. John the Baptist Parish residents are experiencing widespread power outages only a half-hour after the National Weather Service said it had received reports of potential tornado damage in LaPlace.

Nearly 10,080 households are without power, according to Entergy Louisiana.

Elsewhere in the metro area, about 365 households in Jefferson and 154 in St. Charles were without power.

In Orleans Parish — which is served by Entergy New Orleans — just nine households were still in the dark.

Update: 2:15 p.m.:

Power is quickly being restored throughout the greater New Orleans area.

Only 11 households are without power in St. Charles Parish, which is down from more than 500 during the height of today’s severe weather, according to Entergy Louisiana.

Elsewhere across the region, almost 230 households in Jefferson are without power.

In Orleans Parish — which is served by Entergy New Orleans — just over 100 households are in the dark, down by more than half just hours before.

All of Cleco Power’s customers in St. Tammany have had their power restored, according to the utility.

Update: 1:50 p.m.:

Cleco Power is reporting that almost 440 households are without power in St. Tammany Parish.

Update, 1:30 p.m.:

Power outages are impacting more than 1,000 households across greater New Orleans, with St. Charles Parish residents experiencing the brunt of the storm’s wrath.

Nearly 510 households are have lost electricity service in St. Charles, according to Entergy Louisiana. In Jefferson, it’s nearly 265. In St. John the Baptist, 31 households are experiencing outages.

In Orleans Parish — which is served by Entergy New Orleans — about 240 customers are without power.

Update, 12:45 p.m.:

Nearly 500 households have lost electricity in St. Charles Parish, according to Entergy Louisiana.

Original story, noon:

Power outages are already starting to pile up in the greater New Orleans area amid severe weather that’s forecast to arrive during the afternoon hours and continue into the evening.

As of noon Tuesday, Entergy Louisiana reported that nearly 220 households had lost electricity, according to the Entergy Storm Center website.

In Orleans Parish — which is served by Entergy New Orleans — about 30 households were without power.