Strong storms expected for third week in row for Louisiana

Staff Report

For the third straight week, the threat of strong storms will be in the forecast for Louisiana.

According to the National Weather Service, scattered to numerous severe storms will move into the area overnight Monday and into Tuesday morning.

An enhanced risk covers most of north and central Louisiana. A slight risk is in effect for the Baton Rouge area along the Interstate 10 and 12 corridor. A marginal risk is forecast for areas along coastal Louisiana.

Another concern tomorrow morning is the threat of excessive rainfall, according to NWS. The southern parts of the line could possibly become oriented near Interstate 10 and 12, posing a flash flood threat.

Louisiana State Police released the following information for travelers:

  • Road closures and detours can be found using the Louisiana Traveler Information System through several different methods including the 511 phone system, www.511la.org, LA DOTD Twitter accounts, and the “Louisiana 511” smartphone application.
  • Depending on the method utilized, the traveler information system allows access to valuable resources such as current road reports on crashes, weather related closures, and construction as well as real time traffic camera views.
  • If you experience difficulties or witness hazardous situations while on the highway, you may notify the nearest State Police Troop by dialing *LSP (*577) from your cell phone.
Addie McElveen lies on the Great Lawn at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas and tries to read a book while her labradoodle, Finn, asks her to throw his ball on a beautiful afternoon last month.