Flash flooding threat remains through Wednesday; several more inches of rain possible

Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 10:32 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Major flooding from the Lake Charles, Lafayette and Baton Rouge areas have moved into the New Orleans area overnight and this morning. Widespread rain totals of 6-12″ have fallen in some areas. An additional 3-6″ are possible in some areas.

The heavy rain threat will linger into Wednesday but slowly begin to shift to the west back into Texas.

Storms will become just spotty on Thursday as much drier air works in from the Atlantic. Friday and the weekend will be breezy, sunny and hot but the humidity will be on the lower side.

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