St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Towahpahsah Parade Cancelled Due to Potential Severe Weather

Towahpahsah Parade Cancelled Due to Potential Severe Weather

Friday, February 17, 2012

Due to the forecast of potential severe weather, Parish Officials in conjunction with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office, and a Towahpahsah Parade representative cancelled the parade scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 1:00 p.m.

Widespread showers are expected to develop across the area early Saturday morning before sunrise with thunderstorms by mid-morning. These showers and thunderstorms will become very rain efficient and flooding rains are possible with 2 to 3 inches of rainfall. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms may produce damaging winds and isolated tornadoes late Saturday afternoon through early Saturday evening.

A flash flood watch is in effect for the entire area from Saturday morning through Saturday afternoon and may be extended into Saturday evening. Please tune in to local weather stations for updates throughout the day on Saturday.