Update, 1 p.m. Monday
About 1,200 Entergy, DEMCO and Cleco customers in Louisiana -- down from 10,000-plus Monday morning -- are without power after a line of strong storms swept through the state overnight.
Here's a rundown of outages by parish:
-- 200 in St. John the Baptist Parish (estimated restoration time 10 p.m. for some)
-- 350 in Plaquemines Parish (estimated restoration time 1 p.m. for some)
-- Plus, a couple hundred of customers in East Baton Rouge Parish and Tangipahoa Parish.
-- No other parish has more than 100 customers without power.
A dozen or so power lines are snapped into on US Highway 61 in LaPlace across from East St. John High School. pic.twitter.com/Bko2RD1rl5— Janella Newsome (@JanellaNewsome) December 28, 2015
Click here to view Entergy's outage map.
Click here to view DEMCO's outage map.
Update, 10:29 p.m. Sunday
The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for south Louisiana until 5 a.m. Monday.
Residents in this area are most at risk from damaging winds and isolated torandoes, according to the NWS. The watch is issued for areas along I-12 and I-10 and west of I-55.
There's a "slight risk" of severe weather for south Louisiana on Sunday night and early Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service, as a cold front approaches the area.
"A squall line associated with a cold front will be capable of producing wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph as it moves east through the area overnight. The squall should be near the Atchafalaya and Mississippi river basin around 11 pm tonight...the greater Baton Rouge area around midnight...I-55 corridor around 1 am...Greater New Orleans area between 2 and 4 a.m.," the NWS said in its latest forecast advisory.
[Click here to track the storm on radar as they develop and approach.]
Once the rain clears, temperatures will return to normal with lows in the 40s and highs around 60.
More rain is forecast for Wednesday, and Thursday through the weekend is when temperatures could actually be below normal, in contrast to the record high temperatures seen this past week.