Strong storms continue to move across southeast Louisiana. The latest impact is a Flash Flood Warning that is in effect until 4:45 this afternoon for much of the Florida Parishes.
We continue under a level 3 and 4 risks for severe weather today and a tornado, the watch remains until 8 PM. This means isolated tornadoes will be possible along with gusty winds, so prepare for all forms of severe weather. There will also be the chance for heavy rain, and a Flood Watch is issued.
Once that front moves through we will see much cooler weather push in. Highs will go from the mid to upper 70s through Wednesday to only in the mid to upper 50s by Thursday and Friday.
Three tornadoes were confirmed in our viewing area on Wednesday:
- Confirmed touchdown on the West Bank, specifically in Marrero and possibly Harvey
View our WGNO live weather radar here.
St. Bernard Parish
Parish officials have announced road closures associated with Wednesday tornados.
- Eastbound lanes from Center Street to Rowley Blvd. are closed and will remain through the night.
- The 500 block of Center Street is not passable due to heavy debris in the area.
- Aycock Street headed south from St. Claude Avenue to the Mississippi River is limited to one lane
- 18-wheelers heading to the American Sugar Refining-Domino Sugar should use extreme caution.
Anyone that is now from the area is asked to stay away from the area.
Entergy has reported multiple outages across the Greater New Orleans area, including the West Bank and St. Charles Parish. See live outages here.
Outages as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday:
Stay aware of weather conditions Wednesday and have a way to get warnings if they are issued.
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