Rounds of heavy rain: today & tomorrow
Keep your rain gear handy. The first of two rounds of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms is spreading across Louisiana and into Mississippi through this afternoon. This will cause many wet hours until this evening. Some thunderstorms may become strong, producing gusty winds and hail. Wet weather will continue at times tonight. Then the second of two rounds of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms will arrive late tonight into Thursday morning. Ground conditions are still saturated from recent rainfall. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning: very heavy rainfall amounts of three to six inches will be possible. Remember, do not enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth. Stay away or be swept away. River banks and culverts can become unstable and unsafe. Friday and Saturday look wet at times. Lower rain chances expected Sunday into early next week.