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Again?

Check out this forecast map issued thus afternoon by the national weather service

Once again, Avoyelles is in direct line of possible tropical storm

At least this one looks like it should be only a depression by the time it reaches central Louisiana

Forecast:

Tropical Depression 19 has formed in the Bahamas. It is forecast to move over south Florida tonight, and move into the eastern Gulf of Mexico this weekend. It is forecast to strengthen into a tropical storm.

Because it is early, and no distinct center has formed, we have low confidence on the forecast track and intensity.

We are expecting one to five inches of rain from this system, mainly in the Tuesday through Thursday time frame next week. If this system moves further to the west, our rain forecast will need to be adjusted higher.

Areas from Louisiana to the Florida panhandle are at risk from this system and need to follow forecasts through the weekend. Landfall should occur next week in the Tuesday or Wednesday time frame.

Roger Erickson
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Lake Charles, LA

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