National Weather Service: Flash flooding watch in place for Orange County, extended region

Published 6:59 am Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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The National Weather Service is warning Orange County and all Southeast Texas motorists about severe weather concerns for Wednesday.

The Hazardous Weather concern is possible through 7 p.m. Wednesday. (Courtesy of the National Weather Service)

Thunderstorms are possible with high rainfall rates of 1 to 3 inches or more in an hour, with rainfall totals exceeding 5 inches in some spots where thunderstorms repeat themselves.

A Flood Watch is in place along and north of a Port Arthur to Opelousas line.

A slight risk potential (level 2 out of 4) for excessive rainfall leading to flash flooding for the entire forecast area is in place.

Starting this morning with the potential lasting into the afternoon.