Barry's Last Stand Produces Flooding in Acadiana

Posted at 7:13 AM, Jul 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 09:04:51-04

Flash Flood Warnings stretch through the northern half of Acadiana as tropical showers train over Evangeline and Avoyelles Parish dumping close to 10" of rain in some areas since midnight Monday morning. This will result in street flooding and start to push the bayous up over their banks so water levels need to be monitored closely through the day.

Tropical showers will be streaming through during the first half of Monday producing heavy downpours and rain rates that at times will reach 2-3" an hour, a Flash Flood Watch is in effect through the entire Acadiana area. There's enough moisture in the atmosphere that once the rain starts it'll be incredibly heavy which could stress some of the low lying roadways.

Severe weather can not be ruled out with any of these storms, as there's already been a history of some spin up tornadoes within some of these rain bands, especially in north Acadiana. Tornadoes and strong gusty winds are both possible through the first half of the day Monday.

While we are all exhausted from weather coverage (none more so than the forecaster, I promise) we still have one more day to remain vigilant in monitoring the weather situation as rains capable of flooding parts of Acadiana move across the area. We should finally see a return to normal on Tuesday.