St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Thunderstorms Expected in Advance of Cold Front

Thunderstorms Expected in Advance of Cold Front

Friday, September 20, 2013

In advance of a cold front entering the area on Saturday, September 21, scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected to impact the area today through Saturday. Although severe weather is not expected, a few storms could become strong creating gusty winds, frequent lightening, and heavy downpours.

The National Weather Service has indicated that the thunderstorms will likely produce rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches with locally higher amounts.

Residents are asked to assist in cleaning out catch basins and storm drains that may be filled or blocked prior to this weather event. Please avoid placing debris in ditches, drainage canals, and on the side of the road that may impede drainage or become projectiles. Residents should report any issues or concerns during the rain event to 9-1-1.

Please stay tuned to local weather stations for weather updates and changes in the forecast. Please also sign up to receive emergency notifications to your home phone, cell phone, email or SMS text messaging device. Residents may sign up for the service by visiting the homepage of the Parish’s website at and clicking on the FirstCall-Interactive Network link.