SHREVEPORT, LA - We have another very wet day ahead for Shreveport and Bossier City. The rains started on Sunday and it's been raining all week. Some of these showers have been heavy, while others have been light but steady.

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What Problems Are Caused by These Rains?

Several roads in the region have high water. Some of them have been closed. Barricades have been set up at the Keithville Kingston Road, South Wallace Lake Road, and Gillum Scott Slough Road. There is also high water at Hearne and Midway and on the southern part of Linwood.

Officials urge motorists not to try to drive around the barricades.

Erin McCarty
Erin McCarty

How Much Rain Has Shreveport Gotten?

Marty May with the National Weather Service Office in Shreveport says we have gotten
6.8 inches of rain across the metro area and by the end of the day on Thursday that number will probably top the 7" mark.

Other parts of the ArkLaTex have gotten more rain. May says parts of Sabine Parish and into Natchitoches Parish have gotten 9 inches of rain.


When Will the Rain in Shreveport End?

May says these rains will be tapering off today and we might actually see the sun pop out later today. He does say we have a chance of rain Friday night, but the weekend should be sunny and mild.

May says the rains we have seen this week put us just above normal for January. He says we will have a dry pattern for next week.

May says the forecast for February 3 which is the day of the Krewe of Centaur looks cloudy early in the day, but it should clear out in the afternoon.

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