Baton Rouge, LA - The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a Flash Flood watch to include Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, Southern Tangipahoa St. Tammany and West Baton Rouge Parishes, through Sunday evening.
Efficient and torrential tropical rains will impact the Northshore and Baton Rouge metro areas through the labor day weekend. Rain rates of 1 to 3 inches per hour can result in flash flooding and general ponding of water in streets. Model estimates indicate an average of 6 to 8 inches of rainfall may occur this weekend across the watch area. Localized higher amounts 10 to 12 inches are possible, depending on future developments of the gulf system into early next week.
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