The National Weather Service says Tropical Storm Isaac should be a tropical depression by the time it reaches Shreveport.
The weather service is predicting 30 to 40 mph winds will be moving into the area from Toledo Bend to Monroe Wednesday night through Thursday.
Heavy rainfall is expected across north Louisiana, southern Arkansas and extreme east Texas.
The Times reports flash flooding is possible and amounts will range from 1-3 inches across extreme east Texas and northwest Louisiana to as much as 6-8 inches further southeast across east Central Louisiana.
Slidell police say a Picayune, Miss., man tried to force his way into a woman's home just as then-Hurricane Isaac made landfall.
The Times-Picayune reports 39-year-old Warren Reavis was booked Wednesday with attempted looting and possession of a burglary tool, in this case a screwdriver.
Detectives say the victim of the attempted break-in was watching the news in a back bedroom of her home when she heard a loud banging noise coming from the front. She went to see what the noise was, spotted Reavis allegedly prying at her backdoor, and dialed 911.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew as Tropical Storm Isaac continues to lash the city.
At a news conference Wednesday, Landrieu issued the curfew as the city deals with downed power lines and tree limbs and other debris littering the streets, as well as some flooding from heavy rain and whipping wind..
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas says at least nine people were booked on looting-related charges, but described the incidents as relatively "few." He says authorities are not "seeing a lot of people on the streets and we appreciate that."
East Baton Rouge Parish residents should brace themselves for a combination of tropical storm and hurricane force winds linked to Isaac.
Officials at Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden's office say the National Weather Service also expects the capital city to experience heavy rain and possible tornadoes that will likely last until late Wednesday night.
Lafayette Parish officials say a curfew has been put in place in anticipation of the tropical storm winds and heavy rain Hurricane Isaac is expected to bring to the area.
The Daily Advertiser reports a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew is in effect for the entire parish. City-Parish President Joey Durel said they expect the storm to drench the parish with up to 10 inches of rain and whip through with wind gusts up to 75 mph.