Posted: Jan 8, 2013 2:39 PM by Dave Baker
Updated: Jan 8, 2013 2:39 PM
A Flood Watch has been issued for all of Acadiana through Wednesday night. A complex system will first bring rains out of the Gulf of Mexico over Acadiana through today and tonight. Some of those rains may be heavy at times, especially later this afternoon and tonight.
The system will drag along as an upper level low pressure area over norther Mexico slowly drifts northeast. The surface feature developing along the Texas coast will move parallel to the upper level system, so the forward movement will be very slow.
Most models predict an average of 4 inches of rain will fall over most of Acadiana over the next two days. Some areas could see as much as 6 inches before the rains taper off Thursday morning. A few rumbles of thunder are possible and a couple of the storms may become strong Wednesday night, but only an isolated chance for severe weather exists at this time.