St. John The Baptist Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:03 AM CST on December 26, 2014

...Flood Watch remains in effect from late tonight 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.

* From late tonight through Sunday afternoon

* a warm front moving north from the Gulf of Mexico late this afternoon and tonight will provide a focus for widespread moderate rainfall that can become heavy at times. Widespread two day rainfall totals could average between 2 and 4 inches with locally higher bands of rain possibly between 6 and 8 inches somewhere in the advisory area.

* Due to recent rains...some rivers may swell to flood stage if several inches of rainfall occur. Also...some localized flooding of poorly drained areas may result if rains persist for several hours.

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.

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