By BILL FULLER and JEFF MARTIN
The National Weather Service on Wednesday morning issued the watch for much of west and southwest Louisiana until noon.
In Louisiana, forecasters say shower and thunderstorm chances will increase into the afternoon. They say a complex of thunderstorms from Texas may reach severe limits with damaging winds and hail the primary weather threats.
Multiple lines of storms were moving into Louisiana early Wednesday, with some capable of producing large hail and damaging winds and a possibility of an isolated tornado.
The national Storm Prediction Center says most of Louisiana, Mississippi – along with part of western Alabama – is at a slight risk of severe storms Wednesday. Some thunderstorms are also possible in Georgia.