As blind luck and good fortune due to my great attitude and clean living would have it, my FEMA 'Get Ready for Spring Floods' email arrived today and just in time for a Flood Warning from the local NWS office.

Flooding and cloud to ground lightning are the environmental threats for us over the next couple of days. The mass of cool air is stalling out over Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana and the National Weather Service at Lake Charles has issued flood warnings for areas mostly north of Lake Charles proper but well within shouting distance.

There's a possibility that more than 2 inches of rain might fall on certain parts of Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas over the next few days.

Photo: Lonesome George -
Hurricane Harvey, August 29, 2017, 5 PM

This warning (Flood Statement) is in effect for quite a few areas, see the link, including Bundick Creek/Lake, Calcasieu River, Anacoco Bayou near Rosepine, Sabine River as far west as Pine Island Bayou near Sour Lake, Texas. (click here for list)

The local forecast is for 20% coverage increasing by Friday afternoon to 40%, the wind will gust from the south from 5-10 mph. Rain percentages run through Saturday and Sunday at 30 and 70% respectively, but by Saturday the winds will kick up out of the south 10-20 and gusting to 25 mph.