Rivers high, ground saturated, more rain on way

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana may have a day or two of sun after the storms that swamped the state, but forecasters say rivers and streams will still be high and the ground will still be soggy when the next round of rain hits over the weekend.

Christopher Bannan, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Slidell, says storms probably will start late Saturday in north Louisiana and work southward through the state Sunday and Sunday night. He says the next round of storms likely won't be as potent as those that occurred Wednesday and Thursday.

The midweek system dumped nearly a foot of rain in some areas, filling streets, swelling rivers and prompting Gov. Bobby Jindal to call a statewide emergency.

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