East Baton Rouge Parish and surrounding parishes will be under a flash flood watch starting early Sunday as southeast Louisiana and southern Mississippi face a slight risk of severe weather, a report from the National Weather Service stated Saturday.
NWS issued the flood watch, which starts 1 a.m. Sunday.
West Baton Rouge, Livingston, Ascension and Assumption parishes were among the parishes listed in the flood watch.
The severe weather risk will occur during the day Sunday; damaging winds, large hail, and a tornado or two are possible.
NWS expects rounds of heavy rainfall along and north of I-10.
Forecasters project 1 to 3 inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts Saturday through Sunday nights.
According to NWS, the high rainfall could overwhelm drainage capacity and cause ponding in low-lying and poorly drained areas.
Flash flooding is also possible where the heaviest rain falls.