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Watches & Warnings

Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 3:23 PM CST Jan. 19, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 6 PM CST this
evening...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of southeast Louisiana and 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... 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 and West Baton
Rouge. In Mississippi... Amite... Hancock... Harrison...
Jackson... Pearl River... Pike and Walthall.

* Until 6 PM CST this evening

* a line of thunderstorms will continue to move across southeast
Louisiana and coastal Mississippi that will produce moderate to
heavy rainfall across the watch area. Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3
inches are possible. Rainfall rates of 1 to 1.5 inches per hour
are occurring in the heaviest portions of the line.

* Impacts include ponding of water and flooding in low lying and
poorly drained areas.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.