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Posted: Wednesday, 28 May 2014 6:11AM

Rounds of bad weather expected

The National Weather Service says we are in for rounds of rain for the next several days.

"Numerous to widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi," government forecasters said in a statement.  " Areas of very heavy rainfall are expected which may result in localized flash flooding."

The Weather Service says a flash flood watch is in effect through late Thursday afternoon for the region.  There is also a tornado watch until 5:00pm today for the following parishes:

ASCENSION            ASSUMPTION       IBERIA              
IBERVILLE              JEFFERSON          LAFOURCHE           
LIVINGSTON           ORLEANS              PLAQUEMINES         
ST. BERNARD        ST. CHARLES         ST. JAMES           
ST. JOHN               ST. MARTIN            ST. MARY            
ST. TAMMANY       TANGIPAHOA          TERREBONNE          

"In addition to heavy rainfall...isolated strong to locally severe thunderstorms are expected today. The primary threats will be frequent lightning...strong...possibly damaging winds...hail up to quarter size...and brief tornadoes."

Forecasters don’t expect the rain to end completely until next week.

"Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue to impact the area each day through Saturday," the statement says.  "Shower and thunderstorm activity will begin to decrease Sunday through Tuesday...though isolated to scattered thunderstorms will remain possible."

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