Severe thunderstorm watch until 1 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for south Louisiana.

The watch for Baton Rouge and nearby parishes last until 1 p.m.

Friday’s forecast calls for partly cloudy conditions with thunderstorms, then a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 84 degrees. The chance of rain is 50 percent with rainfall amounts near 0.5 inches possible.