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NWS Lake Charles weather update: 8 a.m. 9.20.19

We are expecting another round of showers and thunderstorms this morning in southeast Texas. Rain totals should be in the one to two inch range, which normally isn’t significant for flooding, but with all the standing water, this will aggravate the flooding across the region. Rain will decrease in coverage this afternoon in southeast Texas.

As for the rivers, we are forecasting major flood crests on Cow Bayou, Pine Island Bayou, and the Neches River at Salt Water Barrier. Pine Island Bayou should be cresting later this afternoon and tonight, about 3 to 4 feet less than what we saw during Harvey. The Neches River at Salt Water Barrier will have a flat crest this weekend between 8 and 9 feet.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are also expected across southwest, south central, and central Louisiana today. One to two inches of rain is possible with these storms as well.