Posted: Mar 12, 2012 11:19 AM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: Mar 12, 2012 11:19 AM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center
Thunderstorms are moving back into the Metro Baton Rouge area. These storms have been slow-movers and could become strong at times with gusty winds, very heavy rain and plenty of lightning strikes. They are moving east at 10 mph. These storms will continue through the morning and into the early afternoon hours.
We could pick up 1 to 3 inches of rain from these storms, and flash flooding is a good possibility!! If you see water over the road, turn around and DO NOT drive through it!! You may not know how deep it is, and your vehicle could get washed away!
These same storms have caused significant flooding in Carencro, LA where up to 10.00 inches of rain has fallen. The NWS is reporting that parts of I-49 are closed near Sunset due to water on the roadway. Carencro Police have reported several houses have been flooded, and water rescues are underway!
Be sure to keep it tuned to WBRZ, WBRZ.com, WBRZ's Facebook and Twitter pages, and our Cable Weather Channel for additional weather updates through the morning and afternoon.
You can track these storms using WBRZ's True View 2 Interactive Radar.