If you were signed up for the St. Charles Parish Emergency Alert System, you would have just gotten this update as a text right to your cell phone...
As of 1 p.m., tropical depression #13 was upgraded to Tropical Storm Lee. Winds are currently 40 mph with the system moving northwest at 2 mph.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING remains in effect for St. Charles Parish until 5:15 p.m. Sept. 3.
Tropical Storm Lee is expected to produce rainfall of 10 to 15 inches with 20 inches possible in some localized areas. Extensive flooding is expected especially in urban areas. Isolated tornadoes may effect our area tonight.