Southeast Louisiana, including Baton Rouge and New Orleans, is under a tornado watch until noon Wednesday.
Damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible with this system, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy rain is expected.
St. John the Baptist Parish public schools have canceled classes due to the severe weather threat, WWL-TV reported. At 6:15 a.m., no other closures had been announced.
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