Tornado touches down between Holden and Albany; National Weather Service has cancelled a tornado watch for southeast Louisiana until 7 p.m. _lowres

 

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Update: 6:10 p.m.: The National Weather Service has cancelled a tornado watch for Southeast Louisiana that was scheduled to end at 7 p.m.

Update Saturday, 3:25 p.m.: Livingston Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Harrell said a tornado touched down on Hoover Road, between Holden and Albany, then crossed Florida Boulevard and ended around Hutchinson Cemetery Road, off Pea Ridge Road in Albany. The storm left some significant damage, Harrell said, including separating a mobile home from its porch, putting a tree through a roof and other damage to homes. Harrell said his staff is on scene now, handing out tarps and surveying the damage.

Tangipahoa Parish Office of Emergency Preparedness Director Dawson Primes said the same storm cell that put the tornado down in Livingston Parish moved into the Roseland area of Tangipahoa Parish, triggering a National Weather Service alert that some media outlets interpreted as meaning that a tornado had touched down in Tangipahoa. Primes said, as of 3 p.m., there had been no tornado touchdowns in Tangipahoa Parish.

Update Saturday, 2:57 p.m.: A tornado watch is in effect for Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebone, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes until 7 p.m. ?

?Update Saturday, 2:08 p.m.: ?A tornado warning is in effect for East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena parishes until 2:30 p.m. according to the National Weather Service.

Update Saturday, 12:51 p.m.: A tornado watch is in effect for Acadia, Ascension, Assumption, Avoyelles, Cameron, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, Pointe Couppe, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes until 7 p.m.

Venturing outdoors in south Louisiana this weekend will get you wet. Well, soaked probably.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for all of south and central Louisiana from 7 a.m. Saturday through 7 p.m. Sunday.

NWS predicts 2-4 inches of rain are possible with heavier amounts in some areas.

More details from the NWS:

"Another slow moving system will move into the region this weekend. Very rich deep moisture will move in place along with multiple disturbances and a slow moving front all will combine to lead to another couple of rounds of moderate to heavy rain."

Timeframe for the downpours, according to the NWS:

-- First batch of heavy showers and embedded thunderstorms could move in as early as Saturday morning from the west and continue off and on during the day.

-- A second round of moderate to heavy showers could develop overnight Saturday and persist well into Sunday morning. This round would be slow-moving.

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