Strong storms are headed toward our region. In fact, the next several days are expected to be very wet.

The chance of rain is 100% for Wednesday and 80% for Thursday. Our shot of getting more rain on Friday dips to 30%, but climbs back up to 90% for Saturday.

In light of the threat of nasty weather, Bossier City will have sandbags available for Bossier City residents on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 8 a.m. until  3 p.m. at the city’s Public Service Complex, 3223 Old Shed Road.

Caddo Parish will also have sandbags available from 8am until 3:30pm at 1701 Monty Street. There is a limit of 25 per person.

Shreveport will also have sand bags available at the public works facility on Mansfield Road from 8am until 4pm. There is a limit of 20 bags per person.

A flash flood watch is in effect through early Thursday morning. This watch includes much of Northwest Louisiana, a part of Southwest Arkansas and Panola County in Northeast Texas. Caddo, Bossier, Claiborne, and Webster Parishes are included in this watch.

The National Weather Service says we could see periods of excessive heavy rainfall that could result in flash flooding. You are reminded if you encounter high water while driving, turn around, don't drown.