Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flooding Watch issued

Flash Flood Watch, Coastal Flooding Watch issued

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - As the remnants of Hurricane Patricia make their way to Louisiana, several severe weather watches and warnings are being called in the Fox 8 viewing area.

A Tornado Warning has been issued for St. John the Baptist Parish until 11:30 a.m. At 11:05 a.m. a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Laplace.

The Flash Flood Watch started at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning and is expected to last until Monday afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, residence in the following areas can expect four-to-seven inches of rain: Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Washington Parish, Hancock, MS, Harrison, MS, Jackson, MS, Pearl River, MS and Walthall, MS.

The Coastal Flood Watch is set for the same time frame as the Flash Flood Watch. According to the NWS, tides could rise two feet above noraml resulting in coastal flooding in low-lying areas outside of levee protection

The remnants of Hurricane Patricia are streaming into Texas and will pour tropical moisture into southeastern Louisiana later Saturday and for the next couple of days. After 26 days without rain in the area, the dry streak is about to end.

Winds will pick up from the southeast and rain over the area will begin Sunday morning. The remnant low will leave the area late on Monday and we will begin to dry out then.

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