Flash Flood Watch - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Flash Flood Watch

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The Flash Flood Watch continues for the entire viewing area which includes the parishes of Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Mary, St. Martin, Vermilion, and Vernon parishes effective until Thursday morning for SWLA and until noon Thursday for Acadiana.

Flooding is likely to be a problem tonight with widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches in many areas and some higher amounts are possible.  Rain and storms will continue into the evening hours and this could cause major problems on our area roadways with flooding possible.  Stay off of the roadways unless you must be out and about; it is more difficult to see water over the roadway at night. 

It appears that the storm system responsible for all of the rain has slowed a bit and that means rain is likely to continue at least into the morning hours on Thursday.  It looks like the rain will be coming to an end from west to east by the afternoon though.  Friday looks great compared to the last few days with just a few clouds around and NO rain!  But our break from the rain is not going to last very long as more rain is set to return this weekend. 

With soils already saturated from recent rains, any additional heavy rain will cause flash flooding, especially in low-lying flood prone areas.

Monitor the latest weather by going to www.kplctv.com/weather for a view of the latest radar image anytime. 

The 7Stormteam is will have updates throughout the duration of the event on 7News on-air and online.

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