South Louisiana Braces For Possible Flooding Conditions This Week
The weather in South Louisiana has been so strange lately. One minute you are sweating and then the next minute you must put on three layers of clothes to stay warm. Last week we were all preparing for a freeze by running water at night so that our pipes wouldn't freeze and now this week, it's going to be the total opposite with the weather.
Instead of having cold and possibly freezing conditions, the forecast is calling for highs in the mid to upper 60s and lows in the mid-50s at night. It is a far cry from what we dealt with last week. And now instead of icy conditions, the forecast is calling for a big chance of rain all week which could cause some flooding conditions in the area if we get a ton of rain in a short amount of time.
We all know how certain streets and roads in Lake Charles Charles and Southwest Louisiana can flood quickly if we get a lot of rain in a short period. Here is what the National Weather Service is calling for this week.
Monday -- Showers likely, mainly after 3 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 66. Windy, with a southeast wind of 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. The chance of precipitation is 70%.
Monday night, Jan. 22nd --Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
-- Source: National Weather Service
Then Tuesday, the high will be around 69 and there is an 80% chance of rain during the day, and then on Tuesday night another 80% chance of rain with a low of 61. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
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