At 7:10pm, 100,000+ homes and businesses without power in southeast Louisiana, including New Orleans. Grand Isle just had a gust of 76 mph. Barometric pressure has dropped another 3 mb to 967 mb. The storm is still slowly strengthening.
Below is a map of Shell Beach (orange peg), which is southeast of New Orleans.
Winds are now gusting to 64 mph at New Orlean's Lakefront Airport and are steadily increasing. The large yellow-orange area on radar moving into the metro area from east to west with both torrential rains and wind gusts that will gust well above 80 mph, especially on the east side of the area.
Here is the new tornado watch in effect until 7am.