NWS: Storms moving across Deep South bring tornado risk

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A line of storms is moving across the Deep South, bringing threats of tornados and delaying schools in Louisiana.

The National Weather Service reported Thursday morning that storms stretched from southern Louisiana across Mississippi and into western Alabama.

Tornado warnings were posted in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, based on radar indications. There were no immediate reports of tornado touchdowns early Thursday.

A tornado watch was in effect for southeastern Louisiana and most of Mississippi until 7 a.m. CDT.

Schools in New Orleans and other parts of southeastern Louisiana were delaying the start of classes because of the storms.

The storm system could bring strong winds and heavy rains across the area. The Storm Prediction Center says the risk of severe weather Thursday extends into south Alabama and southwestern Georgia.