More Showers And Thunderstorms Likely For South Louisiana
It's going to be a very wet start to the work week. Flash Flood Watches have been posted for all of South Louisiana and should remain in effect for most of the day if not through Tuesday.
In the overnight hours, most of the heavier showers and storms have stayed just offshore. Forecasters believe this rain area will creep just a bit to the north during the day. This will bring the threat of another 1 to 3 inches of additional rainfall to the area. The greatest threat of heavy rain appears to be generally south of U.S. Highway 190.
Radar indicated amounts show that some portions of South Louisiana received 3 to 5 inches of rain during the day on Sunday. This additional rainfall will most likely exacerbate the potential for flooding in the areas that have already been inundated with rainfall.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed much of the southern third of the state under a marginal risk for severe weather during the day on Monday. Don't expect things to improve much during the day on Tuesday as forecasters are keeping the rain chances very high through Tuesday evening.
Sunny skies and milder temperatures are expected to return to the area by Wednesday and the rest of the work week should be nice heading into the long holiday weekend.