Heavy Rain and Coast Flood Update: April 12, 2023
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WHAT: MINOR TO MODERATE COASTAL FLOODING & MARGINAL RISK of Heavy Rain
- For the heavy rain threat, mainly today through tonight.
- For the coastal flooding threat, around the time of high tide each day through at least Thursday. Tide levels will generally be highest this afternoon/evening except for areas inside Lake Pontchartrain where the highest levels may not be until Thursday night.
- For the heavy rain threat, most of southeast LA and southern MS, with the greatest threat across areas south of I-10.
- For the coastal flooding threat, all of coastal southeast LA and MS, with the greatest threat across east-facing shores from the mouth of the Mississippi River in Southeast LA through Hancock County in MS.
- For the heavy rain threat, low confidence due to uncertainties in where the low will eventually develop and move
- For the coastal flood threat, moderate to high confidence in both timing and magnitude
- Minor to moderate coastal flooding is expected, with 1 to 3 ft of inundation possible around the time of high tide
- Low lying coastal roads, parking lots and sidewalks may become covered in water. A few roads may become impassable in areas with the greatest impacts.
Heavy Rainfall/Flash Flooding:
- Heavy rain could lead to localized flash flooding threats
- 1-3" of rain is currently forecast for areas generally south of I-10.
- This threat remains highly dependent on where the low eventually develops and moves
- Gusty winds and elevated waves/seas are likely, with Small Craft Advisories and Gale Warnings in effect.