Tropical Storm Lee Update (Saturday, September 3)

Charlotte Guedry

Tropical Storm Lee has gained strength throughout Friday night, and as of this morning, is moving into the Louisiana coastal region.

Winds are picking up speed, and have been reported to be as high as 60 miles an hour.

Heave rains are expected all over south Louisiana, with rainfall expected to be as high as 3 inches in some areas. By Monday, total inch accumulation could reach 8 - 18 inches throughout our area.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect until Monday night.

The increasing rain will lead to flooding in low lying areas, and also in rivers. Roads could see flooding as well, so keep off of roadways unless an emergency forces you out.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect, and may cause wind and rain damage. Winds gusts are expected to be around 35-50 miles an hour by late afternoon today, and into the night.

There are also Tornado Warnings in effect, and they will continue into the night. Take care and use caution if you expect one in the area. They can cause a lot of damage in a short amount of time, as they tend to pick up spin based on the change in atmospheric pressure.

We at the Gonzales Weekly Citizen will keep you updated throughout the storm, but stay indoors, Ascension. It's going to be a rough couple of days.

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