Harvey To Bring Heavy Rain to Texas and Louisiana

The area of heaviest rain could change before Harvey arrives.

8-23-2017 - HARVEY: The leftovers of Harvey have reorganized into a tropical depression over the Gulf of Mexico. It likely won't take long for the system to strengthen back into a tropical storm, but as of Wednesday evening remains a tropical depression. Harvey is forecast to move towards south Texas as it gains strength and could grow into a hurricane before landfall in Texas Friday or Saturday.

Harvey could then take a turn towards Louisiana, bringing heavy rain with it... but it is still questionable how much of that heavy rain will reach the grater Baton Rouge area. Potential for flooding is there right now, but it is no guarantee at this time. Until then, we have more of the same...

FORECAST: Wednesday's scattered showers and storms will end early in the night, making way for partly cloudy skies overnight. Morning lows will be near a muggy 74 degrees.

Thursday will be hot and humid with highs near 90 degrees. The high humidity will make it feel closer to 100. About half of us will eventually get cooled off by one of our daily scattered downpours and storms.

Friday will be very similar to Thursday, but then our rain chances climb a bit over the weekend as Harvey slowly nears. Some areas will still manage to stay dry Saturday and Sunday. A nearby cold front, more clouds, and the extra rain in the area should help us stay closer to the mid and upper 80s for highs.

Monday through Wednesday looks to be our best bet for Harvey's heavy rain, but there is still a chance the worst of it stays to our west. Stay tuned for updates as this forecast will likely continue to change. 


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