Photos: Monday's severe storms in Baton Rouge took no mercy on homes, trees, power lines, Alex Box Stadium, even the American flag _lowres

Advocate staff photo by Bill Feig -- Severe weather in Baton Rouge on Monday morning.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert for Monday.

Conditions could be present for severe weather, including a threat for tornadoes throughout the South Louisiana area, according to the NWS out of New Orleans.

In New Orleans, there's a flash flood watch 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Click here to view the radar and track the storms.

This from the National Weather Service:

"There is an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms (Monday) and tonight for southeast Louisiana. Main hazards include damaging winds...large hail...continuous lightning...very heavy rain...and isolated tornadoes.

"Thunderstorms today through tuesday morning will be capable of producing torrential rainfall within a short period of time. Amounts of 2 to 3 inches with localized amounts up to 5 inches may be produced."