Thursday, October 29, 2009

Nightly Update. The Rain Is Only Going To Get Heavier!

I'M back with the nightly update on this rain that is over taking the WLFI viewing area. We have flood watches and Flash flood warnings out to our east with Flood warnings to our south. However three of our northern counties are under a flood watch. The counties of Benton, Newton, and Jasper, are in this flood watch from 7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/ This evening through Friday evening... The rest of the viewing area has flood watches / warnings posted all around us. This is a RAIN PACKED SYSTEM that is for sure. Take a look at this radar image I have posted below.This image was taken at 8:05pm EST this evening. You can see all the mess heading this way. I don't look for anything severe thunderstorm - wise which is always good news! However there are many many severe thunderstorm warnings as well as tornado warnings posted well to our south in areas of Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas. This is where all the severe weather has been expected and looks to be taking place. Lafayette, on the other hand has some heavy rain and strong winds to watch out for. I still call for rainfall between 1.50" and 2.50" inches with still locally higher amounts on top of that!! Be ready to report your final rainfall totals.....

Winds will not be much better as after looking at the latest model data I have winds forecasted between 35 and 45 mph some could gust closer to 50mph in open areas. This is going to be a wet windy storm.

I will check back as needed. Be ready as the rain will only get heavier as the night goes on into Friday..... Stay put and stay dry bloggers.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is a balmy 61.7* with light rain. Dogs tracked in a trail of wet leaves, they didn't want to stay out long.

Teri in Laf