Daily Weather Update – heavy rain expected for weekend
UPDATE 3:00 PM – The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting increasing rain chances heading into the weekend, with above normal temperatures.
The heaviest rain will be on Sunday and Monday, with two to four inches of rain expected. Street flooding could be a problem during periods of heavy rain. There is also a small threat for strong to severe storms on Monday or Tuesday, depending on the track of the low pressure area in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Due to the strong east to southeast winds in the Gulf, tides will continue to run one to one and a half foot above normal. During high tide, expect to see minor coastal flooding. A coastal flood advisory is in effect and will likely continue through the weekend.
PREVIOUS 10:00 AM – The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting off and on periods of rain with embedded thunderstorms Saturday through Monday. No widespread severe storms are expected. Rain totals will be one to four inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Street flooding could be a problem during times of the heaviest rain. Along the coast, tides will continue to run one to one and a half foot above normal, causing minor coastal flooding during high tide.