UPDATED: 6:39 a.m. 9/19/2019
Bossier Parish may see some much-needed rain as the remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda move through the area. Perhaps just as important: we can expect cooler temps. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Bossier Parish until 7:00 a.m. Friday morning.
“Showers and thunderstorms will continue across the region Friday through early Saturday morning, as the remnants of Imelda continue to slowly move through East Texas. Locally heavy rainfall and associated flash flooding will be possible with this system, especially through Friday afternoon, and the Flash Flood Watch will remain in effect through that time,” the National Weather Service says.
“Within the watch area the storm total rainfall amounts through Friday are expected to range from 3 to 7 inches,with locally higher amounts possible,” the NWS added.
The current forecast calls for a total of one to two inches of rain for Bossier Parish through Friday night.
The official NWS forecast:
Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1:00 p.m., then showers between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4:00 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rain. High near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 72. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday: Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1:00 p.m. Cloudy, with a high near 83. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.