NEW ORLEANS — The National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a flash flood watch for all of southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi until 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Forecasters say showers and thunderstorms are expected across the area Tuesday afternoon bringing the possibility of heavy downpours from any of the storms.
Several areas have already received several inches of rainfall over the last few days and grounds have become saturated. Additional rainfall could cause flash flooding.
Parking restrictions in New Orleans have been lifted. Residents are urged to move their vehicles to higher ground.
The NWS says up to 4-6 inches of rain could fall in a few spots which would cause flooding issues.
The watch area includes the following parishes and counties within the WWL-TV viewing area: Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Washington parishes and Hancock and Pearl River counties.
Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.