As of 4pm, the Audubon Park in New Orleans had recorded 17 inches. The map immediately below represents rainfall as estimated using both radar and rain gauges. Note: There may be some inaccuracy in the gauge-readings in the very high winds.
The light pink colors in two areas represent estimated rainfalls of 12 to 14 inches!
Here is a forecast of additional rainfall.
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Please note the forecasts of more than eight inches of rain east of Springfield, MO and more than ten inches of rain east of Springfield, IL. Depending upon the speed at which they fall, these may be sufficient to cause flooding, drought or no drought.
That said, in other areas, this rain will be most welcome.
Finally, a tornado watch is in effect until midnight for the indicated areas.