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Heavy rains, possible flooding expected with storm

Special to The Leader

A significant heavy rain/flash flood and high tide/coastal flooding event is expected on Sunday.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is expecting 5-10 inches of rain across the region, with the highest amounts in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana, extending into parts of central Louisiana.

The heavy rain will cause street flooding at times Sunday. Motorists should stay off the roads during the heavy rain – don’t wait for a flash flood warning to stay safe.

Tides will run between 5 and 5.5 ft. on Sunday, causing coastal flooding, that will extend inland on rivers and bayous that drain into the Gulf. Some roads and property will be covered in water at times on Sunday in Jefferson and Orange counties, and Cameron, Calcasieu, Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary parishes. The high tides could last into Monday in south central Louisiana.

There is also a small tornado threat on Sunday, mainly in southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana. Please look for updated information from the National Weather Service information at: weather.gov/lch