WEATHER

WEATHER: Chance of tornadoes, severe storms expected for south Louisiana

Staff Report
The National Weather Service's New Orleans/Baton Rouge office released a graphic showing an enhanced risk of severe weather for Tuesday and Wednesday.

National Weather Service forecasters in the New Orleans and Baton Rouge office forecast potential tornadoes and severe storms for the middle of the week.

In a Facebook post, the Ascension Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness reported it has been monitoring the enhanced risk of severe weather forecast for the southern part of Louisiana from 7 a.m. Tuesday to 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Potential impacts could include strong tornadoes, straight-line winds, hail, and flash flooding.