Monday Morning: Tropical Storm Nicholas could lead to flooding concerns in Louisiana

Weather

Today: We’ll see scattered showers and storms today, most of which will be light. More sunshine in the morning with increasing cloud cover in the evening. Highs will be in the mid-80s with overnight lows in the low-70s. 

Tuesday-Thursday: These days will largely depend on the influence and track of Tropical Storm Nicholas. It will likely make landfall on the middle coast of Texas and travel up into Texas and turn into Louisiana as a depression or subtropical depression. This will bring 2-5 inches of rain to the Baton Rouge area with localized heavier totals possible. Most of the rain will be on Tuesday and Wednesday but if Nicholas slows down more, we could still see more heavy rain on Thursday. Highs will be in the low-80s thanks to all-day rain and cloud cover. 

Friday-Sunday: Scattered showers & storms are expected with highs in the mid-to-upper 80s and partly cloudy skies.  

Tracking the Tropics: Tropical Storm Nicholas is off of the Texas coast over Gulf waters. Nicholas will likely make landfall on the middle coast of Texas and travel up into Texas and turn into Louisiana as a depression or subtropical depression. This will bring 2-5 inches of rain to the Baton Rouge area with localized heavier totals possible. Most of the rain will be on Tuesday and Wednesday but if Nicholas slows down more, we could still see more heavy rain on Thursday. 

A tropical wave in Africa has a high chance of development once it gets into the Atlantic. 

No other tropical systems are of concern for Baton Rouge.  

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