BATON ROUGE – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a flash-flood watch until 7 a.m. Monday for a part of southeast Louisiana, including Livingston Parish.
“Heavy rainfall is expected across most of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi beginning today and extending ... through early Monday,” the NWS forecast said.
Two to four inches of rain is possible, with locally higher amounts, the forecast said.
According to the NWS’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, here are the levels on the Amite River at 9:30 a.m.:
• Amite at Denham Springs: 11.47 feet. Flood stage is 29 feet.
• Amite at Port Vincent: 1.7 feet. Flood stage is 4 feet.
• Amite at French Settlement: 1.26 feet. Flood stage is 4 feet.
The NWS said the impact of the rain could include:
• Ponding of water in low-lying areas and in areas of poor drainage.
• Runoff could lead to isolated flash flooding.
• Rises on area rivers and streams.
The Sunday forecast by the weather service for Livingston Parish is 80 percent chance of thunderstorms, high temperature of 84. Calm winds becoming southerly at 5 mph.
Sunday night’s forecast is 70 percent chance of thunderstorms with patchy fog between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Lo around 74
Monday’s forecast is a 60 percent chance of rain, Winds becoming southerly at 5 p.m. High near 88.