Slight risk for excessive rainfall on Thanksgiving Day

Published 7:29 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Southwest Louisiana is under a slight warning risk of excessive rainfall on Thanksgiving Day with thunderstorms possible Thursday evening.

Area-wide rainfall of 1 to 3 inches with isolated areas of up to 4 inches are possible from late Wednesday night through Friday morning, according to the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office. Flash flooding will be possible in periods of heavy rain, primarily Thursday.

Some organized thunderstorms will also be possible Thursday afternoon and evening.

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Showers will begin in western portions of the area Wednesday night, primarily after midnight. Rain coverage will then spread eastward across the area with periods of heavy rain likely throughout Thanksgiving day and night. Light to moderate rainfall will continue into Friday.