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NWS monitoring thunderstorm

The National Weather Service in New Orleans is monitoring a cluster of thunderstorms in Harrison County, six miles north of Long Beach.

The storms are moving to the northwest at 5 mph, and they could produce wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph. The gusts could blow down tree limbs and unsecured small objects.

The thunderstorms also could produce rainfall of one to two inches in a short period of time, and short-lived funnel clouds could accompany the storms, although they aren't expected to reach the ground.