Tornado watch in effect for Tri-County thro — FIRST ALERT WEATHER


Tornado watch in effect for Tri-County thro — FIRST ALERT WEATHER

The tornado watch is one of several announcements the National Weather Service has issued in the area, with severe thunderstorms and wind forecasted throughout the afternoon.

A strong cold front will move through the area this afternoon and evening accompanied by a band of showers and thunderstorms.

Hail up to golf-ball size fell in parts of southwest Iowa and southeastern Nebraska as storms blew through Friday afternoon. The system was moving over states like MS and Alabama on Saturday, he said. The main threats are looking to be more high winds and large hail, but an isolated tornado or two can't be ruled out.

A mix of light snow and rain was falling around 8:40 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Wyandotte County.

"Jefferson Parish is under a "Slight" to "Enhanced Risk" of severe weather this weekend".

As of 9:12 a.m. this morning, the Red Flag Warning was in effect until 8 p.m. for gusty winds and low relative humidity. Despite sunshine, temperatures are only forecast to reach a high of 60 degrees.

A tornado tore through Mike Sulzer's farm near Monroe last June, damaging just about every building on the property and several other homes nearby.

Storms ripped through much of Louisiana on Saturday, and forecasters indicated a tornado might have been the cause of damage in the Baton Rouge area.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 31. "We'll need to watch for flooding and a potential threat of flash flooding". Winds wll shift to out of the south, 9 to 13 miles per hour, according to the weather service.