Rain, high winds expected to hit Lake Area Sunday

By From staff reports

Forecasters continue to monitor a low-pressure trough in the Gulf of Mexico that is expected to bring rain and gusting winds

on Sunday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Roger Erickson said areas along and south of Interstate 10 could receive 1-3 inches

of rainfall this weekend. He said some street flooding is possible.

Winds along and south of the I-10 corridor from south-central Louisiana to Southeast Texas could gust as high as 40 mph Sunday,

causing scattered power outages.

Erickson said tides near the Louisiana

and Texas coasts are expected to run 1-2 feet above normal, causing

minor coastal flooding.

The low-pressure trough — forecast to

drift toward the central to upper Texas coast Sunday morning — is not

expected to strengthen

dramatically.

The weather system, however, has already forced the postponement of the Southwest Louisiana Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. Originally

scheduled for July 5-7, the rodeo has been pushed back to Friday-Sunday, July 19-21.