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Flood watch extended to Friday morning

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New Orleans, La. - A flash flood warning for northern Jefferson and Orleans Parishes expired at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, but FOX 8's entire viewing area remains under a flood watch until Friday morning as slow-moving thunderstorms continue to pound the area.

The National Weather Service posted this advisory on its web site late Thursday afternoon:

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND SOUTHWEST AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW MOVING SLOWLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL GULF COAST WILL CONTINUE TO INTERACT WITH A MOIST AND UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE ACROSS THE AREA TO PRODUCE NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE.

SEVERAL LOCATIONS IN THE WATCH AREA HAVE RECEIVED HEAVY RAINFALL RECENTLY AND OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS WHICH HAS CAUSED THE GROUND  HAS BECOME SATURATED. ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT. THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN CAN QUICKLY RUN OFF OF NEARLY SATURATED SOILS AND POSSIBLY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING AND FLOODING.

FLOODING OF STREETS...BAYOUS...CANALS AND POORLY DRAINED AREAS WILL BE POSSIBLE WHERE HEAVY RAINFALL REPEATEDLY OCCURS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.

YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS BE ISSUED.

Monitor FOX8Live.com/Weather and watch FOX 8 News Thursday evening for updates.

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