DENHAM SPRINGS – A flash flood watch is in effect through early Friday as a slow-moving band of thunderstorms heads into the Gulf South region, according to the National Weather Service.
The heaviest round of rainfall is expected for Thursday through early Friday morning. The slow-moving system will bring rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall to areas for several hours.
With the ground already saturated from previous rains, the likelihood of flooding is greater in the flood watch area, according to the alert from the NWS.
An additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall is possible through early Friday morning. The flash flood watch includes areas of southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi, including: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Northern Tangipahoa, Pointe Coupee, southern Tangipahoa, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. The areas in southern Mississippi include: Amite, Hancock, Pearl River, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson counties.