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Strong winds followed by a series of strong gales later in the night

A TORNADO WATCH was issued for the entire WBRZ Viewing Area.

The National Weather Service has one TORNADO WATCH for the communities of East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Ascension, Iberville, East Feliciana, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, Tangipahoa and West Feliciana bis 1 O ‘clock.

A TORNADO WATCH means that conditions are favorable for tornadoes and/or damaging winds in and around the guard area. Keep an eye out for threatening weather conditions and pay attention to later statements and possible warnings. If a tornado warning is issued, seek shelter in a low-ceilinged interior of a sturdy building. More information about tornadoes and safety can be found HERE.

There is a 3/5 Increased risk for severe weather on Tuesday, with the main threats being gusty winds, heavy rain and possibly a tornado. Remember that these risks do NOT mean all areas will experience severe weather, but anyone in the risk area should be prepared for the possibility. Additionally, non-thunderstorm winds of 20-30 mph and gusts in excess of 80 mph are expected in the afternoon and evening hours.

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