During the election season there is always a lot of discussion as to whether states are red or blue. When it comes to all seasons, however, colors that you don't want your state to be are yellow, red, and brown, at least according to the United States Drought Monitor.
Southbound lanes of US 59 near Shepherd in San Jacinto County will be closed later this evening due to flooding. Additionally, portions of Highway 7 near Center in Shelby County will be narrowed to one lane.
Heavy rain across Texas and Louisiana is creating major issues in travel. Interstate 20 between Minden and Shreveport has been a nightmare for motorists thanks to major flooding around the Dorcheat Bayou area. Numerous water rescues have been taking place there.