Flash flood watch in effect as rain pounds metro area

Flash flood watch in effect as rain pounds metro area

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - All of Southeast Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf Coast remain under a Flash Flood Watch until Saturday morning. Periods of heavy showers and storms dropped as much as four to six inches of rain over the last two days and we will continue to see at least that much more in some areas into the weekend. Storms will be heavy to torrential at times through the day. A few locations will see 10" or more.

All of the rainfall is the result of low pressure causing slowly moving across the region. While this system had no official tropical distinction it is drawing in plenty of tropical moisture to fuel the storms. It will make a very slow transit across the area. We may finally see some relief Saturday into Sunday as a cold front approaches helping to pull the low away and allowing us to get back to a more typical August pattern of scattered storms with plenty of sunny breaks as we get into next week.

The tropics are quiet and development is not expected over the next five days.

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