MONDAY MORNING FORECAST — Major severe weather and flooding concerns pushing east

Published 7:56 am Monday, January 8, 2024

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The overall threat for severe weather and flooding changed a little since Sunday afternoon’s update, with some of the most significant risks expected across portions of Acadiana in Louisiana.

Strong and gusty winds are expected today ahead of the system, diminishing briefly late this evening into early tonight, then increasing again from the west to northwest late Monday night into Tuesday.

The National Weather Service outlines its excessive rainfall outlook for Monday.

The wind advisory has been extended into the overnight period, with gusty winds to persist overnight and only a few hours during which winds will be below advisory criteria.

The coastal flood advisory for south central Louisiana has been upgraded to a coastal flood warning as tide levels Monday afternoon into tonight are expected to be between 2.0 and 2.5 feet above normal levels.

A low water advisory has been issued from 3 a.m. through noon Tuesday, as water levels are expected to rapidly decrease following the period of higher than normal tides.

The window between high water levels and low water levels will be about 12 to 15 hours.

There is Marginal Risk of excessive rainfall for Southeast Texas.

Widespread rainfall amounts are likely to range from 0.50 to 1.5 inches over Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana.