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Heavy rain and flash flooding possible in portions of the Southwest this weekend

An upper-level low in the Southwest U.S. will act as a trigger for thunderstorms this weekend. The area of greatest concern is in New Mexico, southeast Utah and portions of southern Colorado. Storms will be slow moving and could bring several rounds of rain to the same areas. Rainfall amounts may exceed 3 inches in localized areas. Flash Flood Watches are in effect. Read More >

The lower Mississippi River Forecast Center is located in Slidell, Louisiana, and is co-located with the New Orleans/Baton Rouge Weather Forecast Office. Our office is open seven days a week, 365 days a year, from 6am to 10pm. During times of active flooding, our office is staffed 24 hours a day.

We provide daily river forecasts for locations on the lower Mississippi River and its tributaries. This includes over 200 forecast locations across a 210,000 square mile area.

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