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Severe weather possible starting Friday evening in St. John

LAPLACE — St. John the Baptist Parish officials warn that beginning Friday night and continuing through Saturday afternoon, Southeast Louisiana including St. John Parish may experience showers and isolated thunderstorms including a slight risk of severe weather and strong winds.
A low pressure system is pushing through the region.
Residents should prepare for weather threats including possible damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes.
Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be possible, which could lead to localized ponding of water in low lying areas and roadways. Preparations include clearing yards and drains of any loose materials and debris , picking up debris in yards and unclogging catch basins.
Parish crews will be on hand in the event issues arise.
Stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates and changes in the forecast and dial 911 to report any issues.
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— Submitted by St. John Communications.