The National Weather Service is calling for locally heavy rains to continue through the night and most of Tuesday. Current forecasts call for an additional one to three inches for the region with isolated totals of 4 inches or more. The entire WAFB viewing area is currently under a Flood Watch and will remain so through most or all of Tuesday.
Isolated storms could also become strong to severe: the main threats from these storms will be damaging winds and frequent lightning. Although the threat appears low, isolated tornadoes and large hail cannot be ruled out.
In Louisiana, a Flood Watch is in effect for the following parishes: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Jefferson, Laforche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, Orleans, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Washington, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana.
In Mississippi, a flood watch remains in effect for Amite, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties.
The National Weather Service has also begun to issue River Flood Warnings based on the regional forecasted rain amounts.
Current Warnings are in effect for the Amite River, the lower Tangipahoa, and the lower Tchfuncte, and additional river warnings are possible within the next 24 hours, depending upon how much more rain falls within the basins.
For more information, visit the WAFB Weather page at http://www.wafb.com/weather or get the latest information on the WAFB Titan 9 Weather app.
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