StormTracker Team Forecast…There is a Flash Flood Watch in effect from Friday morning through Saturday afternoon. Rainfall totals of 2-4″ with locally higher amounts are expected over the next 24 hours or so. Excessive rainfall could lead to isolated flash flooding of low-lying areas and flood-prone areas. Be sure to avoid flooded roadways at all costs! You can expect periods of heavy rainfall now through Saturday morning.
Tropical Depression 17, in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico, is one of the reasons for the flash flooding threat. Deep tropical moisture will continue to move in from the Gulf of Mexico until it’s cleared out by the approaching cold front, which should move to the east of our area by midday on Saturday. Tropical Depression 17 still has a chance to briefly become a tropical storm later today before it merges with the aforementioned cold front later tonight.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area under a Marginal Risk and Slight Risk for severe weather today through tonight/overnight. The threat would be damaging winds and a brief spin-up tornado or two.
If you’re concerned about the LSU vs Auburn game on Saturday, good news is kickoff looks to be dry. Tailgating weather may be muddy with the chance for downpours. The cold front should pass by midday. Temperatures will be in the 60s, but with the wind, it will feel even cooler.
Sunday will be much nicer with highs in the 70s with plenty of sunshine. Another front moves in Wednesday, which will bring us even cooler weather, just in time for Halloween!