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A tornado warning was issued Wednesday for the area in red.

A flood warning has been issued for a number of parishes as heavy rains pummel much of southeast Louisiana. 

As of Wednesday evening, the National Weather Service had issued flood warnings until 8 p.m. for northern Livingston Parish, northwestern St. Tammany Parish, central Tangipahoa Parish and western Washington Parish. 

Between two and three-and-a-half inches of rain had fallen throughout the state as of 5 p.m., with an additional one to two inches expected to fall by the evening the NWS said. 

The NWS already sent out three storm alerts earlier in the day.

One extended northward from Merrydale, toward Clinton and including the Central area, and was set to expire at 2:30 p.m. Forecasters also said a storm southeast of St. Francisville could be producing a tornado.

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Another tornado warning was issued for Livingston and Tangipahoa parish after a thunderstorm developed near Whitehall, between French Settlement and Maurepas. It was moving north and was set to expire at 2:45 p.m. It is on a path that could take it to near Hammond.

Another tornado warning was issued for the area of Saint Francisville through Centreville and expired at 3:45 p.m. 

A tornado watch for most of the greater Baton Rouge area will remain in effect until 10 p.m.

The Storm Prediction Center says southern Louisiana faces an enhanced risk of severe weather Wednesday. In areas that don't have tornadoes, high winds and hail are possible.