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The National Weather Service has issued what is called a 'Particularly Dangerous Situation' for southeast Louisiana, an event that is not common and could mean dangerous weather on the way.

According to WWLTV meteorologist Derek Kevra, 'The potential for severe weather is now looking like a certainty with winds of 75 miles per hour, large hail and the possibility of tornadoes.'

Kevra said this has the potential of being one of the most severe weather events in the area in years.

Both the north and south shores of Lake Pontchartrain are in the crosshairs, with a tornado warning in effect through 8 p.m. for Orleans, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist and Terrebonne parishes as well as St. Tammany and St. Bernard parishes.

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