Governor John Bel Edwards says Louisiana is not out of the woods yet when it comes to Tropical Storm Harvey. Edwards is asking residents to remain vigilant and pay attention to local news reports. State Climatologist Barry Keim says it's expected Harvey will eventually move towards Louisiana.
"The storm is hanging right along the coastline, it could very easily move a little bit offshore and regenerate a little bit and actually move into southwest Louisiana, come in near Lake Charles," Keim said.
Keim says rainfall from Harvey is Louisiana's biggest concern.
"The rains are just going to keep coming over the next couple of days, southwest Louisiana is the most vulnerable."
The National Hurricane Center projects at least 2 inches of rain in north Louisiana and as much as 20 inches in southwest Louisiana this week.
A good portion of Louisiana's coast, along with southwest and central Louisiana are under a flash flood watch for the next several days.