A flash flood watch is in effect for all of southeast Louisiana, including the New Orleans area, until 6 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

A line of storms is expected to move through the metro area between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, WWL-TV reported. Heavy rain is expected at times, and some of the storms could be strong to severe.

On Thursday morning, a flash flood warning was issued for Livingston, St. Helena and Tangipahoa parishes until 12:15 p.m. A flash flood warning for East Baton Rouge was extended until 2:30 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said.

Friday will provide a break from the rain, with sunny skies and highs in the 70s, before rain returns in the evening.

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