Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
513 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017

...Heavy rain expected at times through noon today...

.A slow moving weak trough will exit the area and stall just
offshore by noon today ending the threat of heavy rainfall.

LAZ040-056>070-MSZ077-080>082-231700-
/O.CON.KLIX.FF.A.0005.000000T0000Z-170523T1700Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
St. Tammany-Assumption-St. James-St. John The Baptist-
Upper Lafourche-St. Charles-Upper Jefferson-Orleans-
Upper Plaquemines-Upper St. Bernard-Upper Terrebonne-
Lower Terrebonne-Lower Lafourche-Lower Jefferson-
Lower Plaquemines-Lower St. Bernard-Pearl River-Hancock-Harrison-
Jackson-
Including the cities of Slidell, Mandeville, Covington, Lacombe,
Pierre Part, Labadieville, Paincourtville, Convent, Lutcher,
Gramercy, Laplace, Reserve, Thibodaux, Raceland, Larose,
Destrehan, Norco, Metairie, Kenner, East New Orleans,
New Orleans, Belle Chasse, Chalmette, Violet, Houma, Bayou Cane,
Chauvin, Cocodrie, Dulac, Montegut, Galliano, Cut Off,
Golden Meadow, Leeville, Buras, Pointe A La Hache, Port Sulphur,
Boothville, Venice, Empire, Myrtle Grove, Yscloskey, Crossroads,
McNeil, Picayune, Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Gulfport,
Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, Moss Point, Gautier, and St. Martin
513 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON CDT TODAY...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of southeast Louisiana and Mississippi, including the
  following areas, in southeast Louisiana, Assumption, Lower
  Jefferson, Lower Lafourche, Lower Plaquemines, Lower St.
  Bernard, Lower Terrebonne, Orleans, St. Charles, St. James,
  St. John The Baptist, St. Tammany, Upper Jefferson, Upper
  Lafourche, Upper Plaquemines, Upper St. Bernard, and Upper
  Terrebonne. In Mississippi, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and
  Pearl River.

* Until noon CDT today

* A slow moving trough will continue the potential for moderate to
  heavy rainfall over the watch area. Rainfall over the past
  several days has caused ground saturation throughout the region.

* Additional amounts of 1 to 2 inches of rainfall will be possible
  through noon today. If this amount falls over a short period on
  already saturated ground, flash flooding could result. In
  addition there could be some minor river flooding issues as
  well.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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