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Jul 18, 2014 4:02 PM by Rob Perillo

Flooding Rains Pound Coastal Parishes

Heavy rains pounded portions of Acadiana Friday with rain totals in portions of Calcasieu, Cameron, Vermilion and Iberia Parishes in the 7-8" range through mid-Friday afternoon.

Farther to the north rain totals were generally in the 3-5" range along the I-10 Parishes while northern portions of Acadiana received roughly 1-3" of rainfall.

Flooding was reported from Vermilion into Iberia Parish through Friday afternoon has the heavy rainfall axis continued to move into Eastern Louisiana.

Although the risk of flooding will slowly abate Friday evening, there will still be the chance of scattered showers and storms overnight into Saturday with rain chances closer to 40%.

A good chance of scattered storms appears to be in the forecast Sunday, with tentative rain chances near 60%.

Although activity is expected to more scattered in nature this weekend, some storms will still be capable of producing localized street flooding as grounds have been saturated by recent rain.

High pressure will begin to dominate across Acadiana into next week bringing rain chances down closer to 20-30% with heat and humidity coming back in full summer force.

Highs this weekend will likely be limited to the upper 80s thanks to lingering moisture/clouds but should rise into the low-mid 90s into next week.

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