Tropical Storm Nicholas Could Bring Heavy Rain to Shreveport/Bossier
The National Weather Service in Shreveport is warning that even as far north as we are in the Shreveport/Bossier area, we are still likely to see the effects of Tropical Storm Nicholas.
Though we could see scattered showers earlier today, the NWS suggests that Tropical Storm Nicholas will move into our area tonight (Tuesday) and early tomorrow (Wednesday) as a tropical depression. The organization states that heavy rain and flooding remain their biggest concerns with possible rainfall amounts from three to six inches with isolated higher amounts over deep East Texas and North Central Louisiana.
Looking at the map they released below, it appears as though we will only see from one and a half to two inches of rainfall in the immediate Shreveport/Bossier area, but you don't have to go far south towards the Toledo Bend area of Hemphill and eastward towards Natchitoches to see projected rainfall amounts of from four to eight inches.
Obviously, with only a projected rainfall amount of up to a couple inches in the immediate area, one might dismiss this as just a much needed dose of fresh water for our yards, however there is the potential it could come in a short period of time, so it's a good idea to prepare for the possibility of some flash floods.
However, if you've got friends to the near south in the Natchitoches area, or maybe a lake house on Toledo Bend, it might be a good idea to check on things before the storm hits the area.
And remember, should you experience power outages during the storm, SWEPCO suggests the following:
How to Report, Track Outages
- Log on to SWEPCO.com to report an outage and to sign up for text and email updates, including an estimated time of restoration.
- Use the SWEPCO app, available for download via the App Store or Google Play.
- Call 1-888-218-3919 to report your outage.
- Visit SWEPCO.com/OutageMap to find detailed information without logging into your account.