A threat for heavy rain and flooding continues. Involvement of tropical moisture from a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico increases the threat; however the track of this particular system is not critical to the local forecast. Heavy rain is expected regardless. This will be a steadily evolving weather situation, so stay in touch with the forecast.
Some locations around South Louisiana could receive rain amounts up to 10 inches since the atmosphere will pack near record levels of moisture. A general 3-6 inches of rain is expected across the WBRZ Weather forecast area. At this time, the highest amounts are expected to be south and east of Baton Rouge. As tropical systems interact with land, tornadoes become possible. Keep a severe weather plan in mind as well in case a tornado warning is issued. Due to rounds of rain and thunderstorms, temperatures will have small day to night ranges—from the mid 80s to mid 70s. The unsettled weather should begin to ease into a more typical summer pattern by the weekend.
With the threat of heavy rains and a flash flood watch in effect through the middle of the week, sandbag locations continue to pop up across the area.
In East Baton Rouge Parish:
Station #7 - 5758 Claycut Road
Station #13 – 835 Sharp Road
Station #15 – 3150 Brightside Drive
The city of Baker has also made sandbags available at the Baker Public Works Department at 1507 Mississippi Street.
In West Baton Rouge Parish:
Erwinville Ball Park off Rougon Road
Rivault Park in Port Allen near Pete Riviere Drive
Train Depot in City of Port Allen off LA1
Landon Alexander Park near Elaine Street by the Water Tower
Myhand Park in Addis Southeast corner off Laws Road
Addis Fire Station on LA1
In Ascension Parish:
7th District VFD (Station 71), Roddy Rd
ST Amant VFD, Stringer Bridge Rd
Prairieville FD, HWY 735th Ward VFD Hwy 22 Darrow, LaGeismar VFD, Hwy 73
DPW West, 725 Church St., Donaldsonville