Watches Issued For Louisiana As Delta Moves Into Gulf


Watches are now up for Louisiana in advance of Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to make landfall on Friday.

A tropical storm watch includes the Baton Rouge and New Orleans metro areas.

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Harrison and Jackson

A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch are in effect for Ascension, Hancock, Livingston, Lower Plaquemines, Lower St. Bernard, Orleans, Southern Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. John The Baptist, St. Tammany, Upper Jefferson, Upper Plaquemines, and Upper St. Bernard

A Storm Surge Watch and Hurricane Watch are in effect for Assumption, Iberville, Lower Jefferson, Lower Lafourche, Lower Terrebonne, Upper Lafourche, and Upper Terrebonne

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Pointe Coupee

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Amite, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Northern Tangipahoa, Pearl River, Pike, St. Helena, St. James, Walthall, Washington, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, and Wilkinson

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Saturday afternoon includes the following areas, in southeast Louisiana, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge and West Feliciana. In southern Mississippi, Amite and Wilkinson. Four to six inches of rain with locally higher amounts are possible.

Here's the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for...

High Island, Texas, to the Alabama/Florida border including Calcasieu Lake, Vermilion Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, Lake Borgne and Mobile Bay

A Hurricane Watch is in effect for...

High Island, TX to Grand Isle, LA

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for...

San Luis Pass to west of High Island, TX

East of Grand Isle, LA to Bay St. Louis, MS, including New Orleans

Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas

RAINFALL: Friday through Saturday, Delta is expected to produce 4 to 8 inches of rain, with isolated maximum totals of 12 inches across portions of the central Gulf Coast north into portions of the Lower to Middle Mississippi Valley. These rainfall amounts will lead to flash, urban, small stream, and minor river flooding.


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