NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The weather forecast for south Louisiana and the Mississippi Gulf coast calls for more rain.

The National Weather Service reports strong storms are moving northeast through parts of southeast Louisiana and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast Tuesday and that pattern is expected to continue throughout the day.

Forecaster Alek Krautmann says the storms could bring an additional 2-3 inches of rain.

Krautmann says the main threat from the storms is torrential rainfall, which could cause street flooding. They say frequent lightning, gusty winds and hail could accompany the storms.

A flash flood watch, issued over the weekend, was extended until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The latest advisory from the weather service say the watch may be extended with the forecast calling for more rain thought the end of the week.

 

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