Thursday’s Heavy Rain Potential


Update: The time for the line to move through the area has pushed back a few hours. It looks like the line will pass between 10 p.m. and 12 a.m. It will continue to rain overnight and throughout the morning and early afternoon. After 2 p.m., we should be dry, and we may even get a glimpse of sunshine.

The National Weather Service has placed East Baton Rouge Parish and the surrounding parishes under a slight risk for scattered severe storms mainly this afternoon and evening. The main threats are damaging winds and heavy rainfall, but a tornado cannot be ruled out. Wind gusts could exceed 60 mph. Flooding could be a factor for areas with poor drainage as well as low lying areas.

Total rainfall predictions are between 2-4″, but higher amounts are possible. The record rainfall for January 2 is 2.45″, which was set in 1911, so this record could be broken. The timing for the line of storms looks to be between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., and overnight, we’ll continue to see storms and scattered showers.

We’ll continue to see showers in the morning, but another line of rain will pass through the region ahead of a second cold front between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. The rest of the day will mainly be dry, but there is a chance for scattered showers in the evening. The weekend, however, will be nice and dry.

Until then, make sure that you have multiple ways of receiving alerts, and designate a safe space in case a warning is issued. Be sure to follow along for updates.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories