rainy day in New Orleans file photo

rainy wet weather in New Orleans on January 5, 2011 (File photo, David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning Tuesday evening as thunderstorms loosely associated with the remnants of Hurricane Beryl moved through the New Orleans metro area.?

North central Jefferson Parish and west central Orleans Parish were included in the warning, which is effective through 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Neutral ground parking is allowed in New Orleans until 8 a.m. Wednesday.?

New Orleans, Metairie, Avondale, Jefferson Gretna, Harahan, Elmwood, River Ridge, Waggaman and the Lakefront Airport are all expected to experience flash flooding, according to forecasters. Heavy rains could also impact Interstate 10 between mile markers 229 and 242, and Interstate 610 between mile markers one and four, the National Weather Service said.

Flash flood warning via the National Weather Service

Flash flood warning via the National Weather Service

Though 1 to 3 inches were forecast to fall in the warning area, the National Weather Service reported that between 3 and 5 inches had already been recorded across portions of New Orleans by 7:20 p.m.?

Forecasters cautioned residents to turn around before driving down flooded roadways, as most deaths reported during floods occur in vehicles.?

Email Gabriella Killett at gkillett@theadvocate.com.