West Feliciana Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 9:44 PM CST on December 27, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect through Sunday afternoon...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi... including the following areas...in southeast Louisiana... Ascension...Assumption...East Baton Rouge...East Feliciana... Iberville...Livingston...lower Jefferson...lower Lafourche... lower Plaquemines...lower St. Bernard...lower Terrebonne... northern Tangipahoa...Orleans...Pointe Coupee...southern Tangipahoa...St. Charles...St. Helena...St. James...St. John The Baptist...St. Tammany...upper Jefferson...upper Lafourche...upper Plaquemines...upper St. Bernard...upper Terrebonne...Washington...West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. In southern Mississippi...Amite...Hancock... Harrison... Jackson...Pearl River...Pike...Walthall and Wilkinson.

* Through Sunday afternoon

* the warm front has moved north with much of the watch area now under an unseasonably moist air mass that extends well into Mexico. Bands of rainfall will develop throughout the night into Sunday morning that will be capable of producing heavy rainfall at times over the same locations where these bands become established

* by 9 PM CST...a large area of accumulations generally between 1 to 3 inches was noted from east of Baton Rouge to near Lake Maurepas. A narrow band of 3 to 4 inches was also indicated across Ascension and Livingston parishes. Elsewhere...rainfall totals were closer to 1 inch or less.

* Accounting for the rainfall that has already occurred... additional rainfall generally between 1 and 3 inches remain possible in the watch area. The threat of heavy rains will diminish with the passage of a cold front Sunday afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

River flood warnings have been issued for several rivers in the Flood Watch area. These are based on some of the rain that has already fallen as well as forecast rainfall expected through Sunday. If you live near these warned rivers or near other streams in the area...take appropriate action to protect your life and property.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.