Update on Ongoing Heavy Rainfall and Flash Flood Threat

A large band of heavy rainfall has redeveloped across Southeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama, and the Western Florida Panhandle once again this morning.

So far storms overnight and this morning have produced an additional  6 – 8″ of rain causing more flash flooding. However, most areas only saw 2 – 4″.

Areas that have received heavier rainfall and have had flash flooding this morning include Gulf Port, Mississippi and Orange Beach, Alabama, and a large chunk of Southeastern Louisiana along with several other locations.

More heavy rain is expected throughout the day today across the Central Gulf Coast region, and additional flash flooding will be possible.  Overall,  another widespread 2 -4″ of rain will be possible today with some locally higher amounts likely.

More heavy rain will develop overnight and tomorrow across Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama, and the Western Florida Panhandle. The heavy rainfall will also continue on Saturday. However, the threat will shift mostly into Louisiana as the system causing all of this moves further west.

Forecast rainfall totals over the next 3 days
Forecast rainfall totals over the next 3 days

Ultimately between now and Saturday widespread rainfall totals of 6 – 8″ are expected with locally higher amounts of 10+ inches of rain likely.  This will most likely lead to more flash flooding where heavier rain occurs. River flooding will also be a possibility.

As a result of all of this rain, flash flood watches are in effect across most of the Central Gulf Coast through tomorrow and into Saturday in some places.

The system causing all of this is expected to begin to move out of the Central Gulf Coast region by tomorrow night allowing Southern Mississippi, Alabama, and the Western Florida Panhandle to begin to dry out on Saturday. It will then lift completely out Saturday night allowing Louisiana to begin drying out on Sunday.

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