Heavy Rainfall Expected Along I-10 Corridor; Lake Charles and Surrounding Residents Advised to Prepare

By Calcasieu Staff
Published January 04, 2024

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Lake Charles, Louisiana – The National Weather Service in Lake Charles has issued information about a low pressure system forming in the Gulf of Mexico, which is expected to pass just south of the coast on Friday, January 5, 2024. This weather event is predicted to bring moderate to heavy rainfall along and south of I-10.

Forecasters anticipate rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. These precipitation levels could lead to minor flooding across urban areas. However, the silver lining is that this beneficial rainfall will help alleviate the ongoing drought in the region.

Residents and visitors along the Gulf Coast are advised to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions as the low pressure system moves through the area. It is essential to stay informed about any developing weather conditions and heed any warnings or advisories issued by local authorities.

Fortunately, severe weather is not expected west of the Atchafalaya River. However, residents in the affected areas are urged to keep an eye on the latest updates from the National Weather Service for any changes in the weather patterns.

The National Weather Service in Lake Charles, Louisiana continues to monitor the situation closely and will provide updates as necessary.

Remember to stay safe during this weather event and be prepared for possible disruptions caused by heavy rainfall.