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Rain, high winds expected to hit Lake Area Sunday

Last Modified: Friday, July 05, 2013 6:13 PM

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.

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