Record-breaking river flooding with more forecast
The Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center has indicated that many rivers are forecast to potentially break records through the next several days. The Tickfaw River at Liverpool has ALREADY broken a record, however thankfully it is cresting now.
Heavy rain continues into the evening today, with the heavy rain shifting toward the coast where they already saw a lot of heavy rain yesterday. This heavy rain will then shift westward. Across the southwest Mississippi and the Florida Parishes, rain will become lighter and more scattered, but it will continue.
Is this only round one? Another wave of heavy rain is forecast early Saturday morning. As that situation develops, we will bring you the latest all day. Stay VIGILANT and stay CONNECTED.
This system is tropical in nature, but without the strong wind. The main bulk of this moisture will eventually move toward our west by Saturdau afternoon, but rain is still in the forecast Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. While these storms will be more scattered and isolated in nature, they will not help the situation.
If you live near these rivers, please have a plan and be ready to ACT if necessary.
For updates, stay connected with Meteorologist Robert Gauthreaux