Flash Flood Warning extended

Posted at 10:06 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 11:06:18-04

A Flash Flood WARNING has been reissued for parts of Acadiana, for certain areas in Lafayette, Iberia, Vermilion and St. martin Parish until Tuesday, 12:15 pm.

Flash Flood Warning extended until 12:15 pm.

Over the last six hours this area has received between 4-8″ of rain and an additional 2-5″ are possible with showers continuing across Acadiana. The heaviest rain has fallen just south of Abbeville and just north of Intracoastal City which seems to be the area where many of these showers are originating.

Doppler estimated rain totals.

There’s still some rain on the way for the morning hours, however, it does look like the showers will start to ease up in the afternoon. Unfortunately with set ups such as the one we are currently dealing with there is a lot of wait and see, but the radar trends over the last half hour have been slightly encouraging. That being said the region that has had the most rain so far Tuesday continues to look like the place where these showers get going which could keep them lingering a little longer.

There have already been reports of some roadways taking on a lot of water and street flooding seems to be the biggest issue we’ve dealt with so far. This means that extra care should be taken when driving and no one should ever try driving on flooded roadways. As long as the showers don’t continue to initialize in the Intracoastal City region it should stay mostly street flooding.

There is still model support for a slow drying pattern through the rest of the afternoon, clouds will linger, but at least we will have a chance to dry out. We still are dealing with this stalled front, however, so unsettled weather will stick around. Even so the flooding threat should end by the end of the afternoon Tuesday.