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Flood warnings continue due to river stages

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Source: National Weather Service Source: National Weather Service
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

There has been a break in the heavy rains for southeast Louisiana, but rivers in the area continue to be monitored as many are already above flood stage and more rain is expected at the end of the weekend.

WAFB Meteorologist Jeff Morrow said showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast on Sunday as another storm system and cold front approach. The front will sweep through the area Sunday afternoon, causing temperatures to drop during the afternoon and evening hours.

The front will stall along the coast keeping wet weather in the near forecast. The start of the work week will be a cold, rainy event. Rainfall totals could average in the 1" to 2" category with a few isolated spots exceeding those totals.

The flood warning continues for several rivers in the region. The Amite, Tangipahoa and Tickfaw rivers are being closely watched by people living near them. The following information is from the National Weather Service:

The stage of the Amite River at Denham Springs was 32.1 feet Saturday morning. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The flood stage is 29.0 feet. The river is expected to continue to fall to below flood stage by Monday evening.

The stage of the Amite River at Port Vincent was 9.4 feet Saturday morning. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The flood stage is 8.0 feet. The river is expected to continue rising to near 9.8 feet by Sunday afternoon. The river is then expected to fall below flood stage on Wednesday morning.

The stage of the Amite River at Bayou Manchac Point was 12.8 feet Saturday morning. Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast. The flood stage is 9.0 feet. The river is expected to continue rising to near 13.1 feet by Saturday evening. The river is then expected to fall below flood stage late Tuesday.

The stage of the Amite River at French Settlement was 4.7 feet Saturday morning. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The flood stage is 4.0 feet. The river is expected to continue rising to near 5.5 feet by Monday morning then begin falling.

The stage of the Tangipahoa River near Robert was 19.9 feet Saturday morning. Moderate flooding is occurring and moderate flooding is forecast. The flood stage is 15.0 feet. The river is expected to continue to fall to a stage of 19.4 feet by Sunday morning and fall below flood stage early Friday morning, Jan. 18.

The stage of the Tickfaw River near Holden was 17.1 feet Saturday morning. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The flood stage is 15.0 feet. The river is expected to continue to fall to below flood stage by Tuesday afternoon.

The stage of the Tickfaw River near Montpelier was 13.4 feet Saturday morning. Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. The flood stage is 13.0 feet. The river is expected to continue to fall to below flood stage by Saturday afternoon.

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