An abundance of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and several disturbances passing through the area will lead to significant rainfall across the area through Saturday. Some forecast models have rainfall totals in the Lake Charles area approaching 6 inches by the time this weather pattern is replaced early next week.

Should that forecast hold true.There will be a significant flood threat along the Texas Louisiana border as much of the ground is still saturated from earlier showers and thunderstorms.

Right now much of South Louisiana is in a typical summertime weather pattern.  It's not unusual for showers and thunderstorms to pop up due to daytime heating. However, that threat of showers is enhanced by the the amount of moisture that is available in the atmosphere.

The Storm Prediction Center is not calling for any severe weather outbreaks in or around the area for the next several days. That being said, an afternoon shower or thunderstorm could reach severe limits on its own. That's why it's so very important that you keep an eye on the sky and your ears on the radio for the very latest changes in the weather in the area.