WEATHER WATCH: Widespread rainfall expected most of Saturday

Published 5:05 pm Friday, February 2, 2024

There’s a good chance Southwest Louisiana will receive 1-2 inches of widespread rainfall most of Saturday — with a few locations seeing as much as 3 inches.

Cameron Kowalski, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service’s Lake Charles office, said there’s also a low chance for isolated or scattered showers on Sunday.

The rainfall is set to begin at midnight, increase in frequency about 6 a.m. through noon on Saturday and then taper down around 6 p.m.

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Kowalski said there is also a marginal risk for an isolated severe thunderstorm or two and southeast wind of about 10-15 mph.

With wet soil conditions and above-normal streamflows around the region, flood sensitivities will be slightly elevated, Kowalski said.

Temperatures Saturday will be in the mid-60s Saturday and could reach as high as 70 on Sunday.

Kowalski said while the area should dry out briefly early next week, the precipitation outlook ahead for Feb. 7-11 has shifted from slightly below normal precipitation toward normal/slightly above.