NWS Lake Charles continues flash flood watch throughout area

News Release

Rain Totals Forecast.pngNWS Lake Charles

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles continues the flash flood watch for our entire region.

We are expecting 2 to 4 inches of rain, with locally higher amounts of 6 to 8 inches, now through Saturday.

The heaviest rain will be from late tonight through Saturday morning in southeast Texas and western Louisiana.Expected River Flooding.pngNWS Lake Charles

In areas where the heaviest rain falls, expect to see street flooding. In addition, due to the heavy rain, we are expecting most of the rivers in southeast Texas to flood, as well as several rivers in Louisiana over the next week.Severe Weather Potential.pngNWS Lake Charles

In addition to the heavy rain and flood threat, there is a small 5% chance for severe storms, including tornadoes, from late tonight in southeast Texas, to across the I-10 corridor of southwest and south central Louisiana on Saturday.

Tides will run above normal through midday Saturday, so minor coastal flooding is possible, especially during periods of high tides.

By late Saturday into Sunday, when the winds shift to the northwest, tides will run below normal, and may cause problems for shipping interests in the Sabine-Neches and Calcasieu waterways.

Crime

UPDATE: Husband, wife both charged with molestation, cruelty

Crime

UPDATE: Reward offered in Oakdale homicide

life

Gerald Sims: A neighborly neighbor that others can count on

Crime

One arrested, one sought in molestation case

Local News

Two Police Jury buildings closed due to water main break

Local News

La. continues to average 1,500-3,000 COVID cases daily

Local News

Drink and Draw: CYPHACON social event allows ‘like-minded geeks’ to gather, have fun

Local News

Fort Polk name change could cost $1.4M

Local News

Kathleen Mayo: She’s had passion for teaching since age 9

Local News

Seersucker and a Solitaire: Lively fundraiser to benefit St. Nicholas Center for Children

Jim Beam

Jim Beam column: Focus on children, families

life

Attention to detail, respect for ingredients come naturally to Calla chef

Local News

CPSB cybersecurity breach investigation handed over to DA

Crime

Cpt. Darbonne mentors young students against violence, bullying

life

McNeese’s Victory Day celebrates kids with special needs

Local News

Photo Gallery: McNeese Football ‘Victory Day’

Local News

Body of missing canoeist recovered from Ouiska Chitto Creek

Crime

8/9: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Business

Pain at the Pump: Panelists give input on why gas prices have gotten so high

Crime

Charges upgraded in Oakdale shooting

Crime

8/8: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff announces arrest list

Crime

Arrest made in 11th Street homicide investigation

life

Olivia Newton-John, superstar singer and actress, dies at 73

Crime

Three 18-year-olds charged in armed robbery