Flash Flooding in Bogalusa from Continuous Rainfall

Published 11:19 am Thursday, January 25, 2024

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BOGALUSA, La. – Following hours of continuous rainfall, much like in the past few weeks, reports indicate that flash flooding has affected several areas across the parish. While the region has already endured a significant amount of rain, more is expected in the coming days.

Flash flooding on South Columbia Street in Bogalusa. DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY TIMOTHY HOLDINESS

Today’s Forecast:

Residents of Washington Parish should brace themselves for a day filled with wet and stormy weather. Showers and thunderstorms are on the horizon, especially before 1 pm, with some storms possibly bringing heavy downpours. Additionally, patchy fog is likely to linger until noon. Despite the stormy conditions, temperatures are forecasted to peak near 73°F. Expect a south wind blowing between 5 to 10 mph. The chance of rain is high at 90%, with new rainfall amounts expected to range between a quarter to half an inch.


Flash flooding on Willis Ave in Bogalusa. DAILY NEWS PHOTO BY TIMOTHY HOLDINESS

Tonight’s Outlook:

As night falls, the potential for showers and thunderstorms persists. Showers are likely, with the chance of a thunderstorm after 3 am. Patchy fog may develop after 10 pm, reducing visibility. The night will remain cloudy, with temperatures dropping to around 62°F. Winds will calm down, shifting eastward at about 5 mph after midnight. The chance of rain remains significant at 70%, with new rainfall amounts projected to be between a tenth to a quarter of an inch, although higher amounts are possible in thunderstorms.



Safety Reminder:

Residents are urged to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions when heading outdoors. Keep yourself updated with local weather forecasts and be prepared for fluctuating conditions throughout the day and night. Remember to prioritize safety and stay dry!

About Timothy Holdiness

Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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