BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - We opened the day with what may be the "busiest" outbreak of widespread severe weather in the region since Isaac or even Gustav, and unfortunately, the active weather does not appear to be over just yet.
Although none of Monday afternoon's storms in the vicinity have been tagged as severe as of 2:30 p.m., new storms continue to build to the west and northwest of Baton Rouge and track eastward. Scattered showers and storms extend westward into East Texas, where another concentrated cluster of thunderstorms has developed. This cluster will need to be watched closely through the afternoon and evening. In addition, computer guidance is suggesting that another band of showers and storms could form and move into the WAFB viewing area overnight and into Tuesday's pre-dawn hours.
Based on the latest trends and guidance, storm threats through tonight will be greatest for areas along and north of the I-10/12 corridor. However, all WAFB communities should remain on guard through the night.
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for the entire WAFB viewing area and is currently in effect until 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. Thankfully, the weather will begin improving by or before mid-day Tuesday, with a welcomed dry-out expected right through the weekend.