Vermilion Parish hit with six inches of rain thus far
The National Weather Service in Lake Charles is continuing the flash flood watch for the entire region this afternoon, but it could be removed later today for east Texas and central Louisiana. Heavy rains today have produced 5-10 inches of rain across southeast Texas, 3-6 inches across southwest and south central Louisiana, and 1-3 inches in east Texas and central Louisiana.
Parts of Vermilion Parish has been hit with at least six inches of rain over 18 hours.
For the remainder of this afternoon, an additional quarter of an inch of rain is possible in east and southeast Texas, and southwest and central Louisiana. However, an additional 1-2 inches is possible in south central Louisiana, especially in the coastal parishes of Vermilion, Iberia, and St. Mary. Street flooding could worsen in this area.
Late tonight into Saturday the rain will be primarily focused along and south of the I-10 corridor of southeast Texas and southwest and south central Louisiana. An additional one quarter to one half inch of rain is expected. Areas that do not have enough time to drain off the flood waters could see some additional flooding. The highest risk area for this to occur will be in south central Louisiana.