Acadia Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 3:50 PM CST on December 27, 2014

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

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of central Louisiana...south central Louisiana and southwest Louisiana...including the following areas...in central Louisiana...Avoyelles...Evangeline and St. Landry. In south central Louisiana...Iberia...Lafayette...lower St. Martin...St. Mary and upper St. Martin. In southwest Louisiana...Acadia...Allen...Calcasieu...East Cameron... Jefferson Davis...Vermilion and West Cameron.

* Through Sunday afternoon

* rainfall amounts and timing...rain coverage and intensity will increase by Saturday afternoon and become widespread before sunset. A long duration of moderate to sometimes heavy rain will occur across southwest and south central Louisiana... mainly during late Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening... with light to moderate rain lingering into Sunday afternoon. An areal average of 2 to 4 inches of rainfall is expected in the watch area...with isolated higher amounts. These rainfall totals will create the potential for issues with excessive runoff.

* Potential impacts of flooding...water covering low lying and poor drainage roadways and underpasses. Rapid increases in small streams...creeks and bayous.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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.