More rain in the forecast before the weekend
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is posted for the entire viewing area, through Thursday morning. Additional rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts will be possible. The most likely areas for heavy rainfall will be along and south of the I-10/12 corridor in Southeast Louisiana including portions of metro Baton Rouge and metro New Orleans. These heavier rainfall amounts could cause localized flash flooding issues. High rainfall rates could overwhelm drainage capacity. Ponding of water in low-lying and poorly drained areas will be possible, and flash flooding could occur where the heaviest rain occurs.
Today & Tonight: There will be a few heavy downpours in the mix this afternoon, but overall this will be light shower activity. The Baton Rouge area will start to see showers in the early afternoon. Showers will be on and off for the rest of the day and everyone should expect to see a shower. It will be possible to pick up another 1-2 inches of rain. Areas that were hit hard earlier in the week will be most susceptible to flooding. Look out for high water if there is a heavy downpour in your area. Temperatures will be near 80 degrees this afternoon. Overnight we will get some dry time and temperatures in the upper 60s.
Up Next: Thursday afternoon will bring another round of showers. There will be a few heavy downpours, but most of the rain will be on the lighter side. Temperatures will again be near 80 degrees. Friday will be the last of the showers as spotty afternoon showers move generally south to north. Heading into the weekend high pressure will move in to dry us out. Temperatures will climb into the low 90s with plenty of sun early next week. Click here to see the 7-day forecast.
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