Flash Flood Watch in effect for New Orleans Metro

More than a dozen parishes in Louisiana remain under a flash flood watch from Tuesday morning through Thursday morning as heavy rain is expected to move over the area from Tropical Storm Nicholas according to the National Weather Service in New Orleans.

NOLA Ready said parking restrictions in New Orleans have been lifted until noon Thursday as a result. Residents are asked to be careful of storm debris when moving their cars to the neutral grounds.

According to the NWS, widespread rainfall of 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts are expected across much of southeast Louisiana in association with Tropical Storm Nicholas.

Rainfall reportedly could come down very heavy at times, quickly leading to draining issues.

This along with the amount of debris still across the region could block drainage systems leading to additional flooding concerns.

The NWS says the heaviest rain could occur overnight Tuesday night.

According to the NWS, the following parishes could be affected:

  • Ascension Parish
  • Assumption Parish
  • East Baton Rouge Parish
  • Feliciana Parish
  • Orleans Parish
  • Iberville Parish
  • Livingston Parish
  • Jefferson Parish
  • Lafourche Parish
  • Plaquemines Parish
  • St. Bernard Parish
  • Terrebonne Parish
  • Tangipahoa Parish
  • St. Tammany Parish
  • Pointe Coupee Parish
  • St. Charles Parish
  • St. Helena Parish
  • St. James Parish
  • St. John the Baptist Parish
  • Washington Parish
  • West Baton Rouge Parish

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