Lower Jefferson Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Areal Flood Watch
Statement as of 4:41 AM 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

* a warm front moving north from the Gulf of Mexico will provide a focus for widespread moderate rainfall that can become heavy at times. Widespread two day rainfall totals could average between 3 and 5 inches with locally higher bands of rain possibly between 6 and 10 inches somewhere in the advisory area. Much of this rainfall is likely to occur this afternoon and tonight.

* Early this morning...radar indicated bands of light to moderate rain showers moving across southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi. At this time...radar rainfall estimates are generally less than one-tenth of an inch...with isolated one quarter to one half inch hourly rainfall rates. Rain rates will increase during the day today.

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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