FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Weather 12-07-18

The National Weather Service in Shreveport has issued a Flash Flood Watch:

In Louisiana, Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, De Soto, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Sabine, Union, Webster, and Winn.

* From Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon

* Widespread rain, which may be heavy at times, is expected as a strong low pressure system approaches the area. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches, with isolated higher amounts, are possible.

Rain will persist into Saturday night before diminishing early Sunday morning, but rain rates should be considerably lower.

* Heavy rainfall may lead to flooding of low-lying and poor
drainage areas as well as rivers, creeks, and streams.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.


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