National Weather Service issues flash flood watch

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Heavy rains are directly behind the storm line.

Warning: A warning is issued when flooding is taking place near you at that time. Flash flooding is extremely risky and can take motorists by surprise because the water can rise quickly.

With this amount of rain, combining with wet or frozen ground, the Conservation Authority says rivers and steams in the watershed could expect elevated flows.

Residents in flood-prone areas are advised to be on the alert for flooding conditions.

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Traffic delays and road closures are likely for many morning commuters.

As more heavy rain and thunderstorms pass through the area, a flash flood watch will remain in effect in parts of southeast Louisiana and southern MS until 6 a.m. Sunday (April 15), according to the National Weather Service. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery, and when combined with these weather conditions, can pose a serious hazard.

A flash flood watch also remains in effect statewide until 6 p.m. Sunday. "However, larger streams and rivers, especially the Black River, will take longer to respond, with flooding possible later Monday into Tuesday".

More than two inches of rain is expected to fall across Trumbull County in the next 12 hours.