High rain chances for SW La. starting Sunday

Published 9:55 pm Thursday, September 9, 2021

A tropical wave near Central America will move over the Bay of Campeche by Saturday.

This disturbance has a low 30 percent chance for development before it runs into Mexico early next week, according to Roger Erickson, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office.

“Moisture from this system will give us high rain chances starting Sunday, and continuing through much of next week. As much as 5 to 10 inches of rain is possible from this system,” Erickson said. “During periods of heavy rain, roads can flood. If you can’t tell how deep the water is on the road, turn around, and don’t drown.”
Elsewhere in the tropics, Larry and Mindy are in the Atlantic and pose no threat to Southwest Louisiana, Erickson said.
“A tropical wave coming off the coast of Africa has a medium 60% chance for development, but it will stay in the Atlantic, as well,” he said.