Heavy Rain Tonight. Some Flood Watches Posted

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As of 4:30 a.m. Monday, Herald did not expect an appreciable amount of rain later Monday morning.

Parishes across the southern part of the state under a flash flood watch include Orleans, Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Jefferson, Lafourche, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, Terrebonne, Tangipahoa, St. Charles, Pointe Coupee, St. Tammany and Washington. Heaviest rainfall is expected on Sunday evening.* Flash flooding of small streams may result.

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has posted a Flash Flood Watch for Garrett County...

Weather officials say the greatest risk for flooding will be along windward slopes, though all areas could experience flooding.

The public is advised to stay out of flood waters and storm water runoff due to possible overflowing cesspools, sewer, manholes, pesticides, animal fecal matter, dead animals, pathogens, chemicals, and associated flood debris. That means there is the potential for flash flooding which can be life-threatening. The second half of the week looks mostly dry and much calmer although there could be a few showers overnight Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.

Thunderstorms are expected to arrive just before or during the Monday morning commute according to the NWS.

The rain is being blamed for a series of motor vehicle accidents around the region.

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