Wednesday Morning: Flash flooding and severe weather risk today; Cool down next week

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Beta: Post-tropical Cyclone Beta will pass near the Upper Texas coast before moving over Southwest and Central Louisiana as a remnant low. Our rain chances will be elevated until Beta exits the region and dissipates.

Today: Passing showers and storms today thanks to Beta. Some rain could be on the moderate to heavy side. Rain chance is around 70%. Highs will be in the lower 80s. Breezy with wind out of the east and southeast between 10-15 mph with higher gusts.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the BRProud viewing area until Thursday. Rain totals may be around 2-4″ with locally higher amounts within the watch zone. Elsewhere, rain totals may be 2″ or less.

Coastal flooding will continue to be a concern, especially during high tide cycles. Moderate coastal flooding in the Coastal Flood Warning zones during high tide cycles through Thursday. Minor coastal flooding during high tide cycles for Coastal Flood Advisory zones through Thursday morning. Inundation could cause roads to be impassable.

There is a Marginal Risk (threat level 1 of 5) and Slight Risk (threat level 2 of 5) for spin-up tornadoes and damaging wind today. Be sure you have multiple ways to receive warnings today.

Tonight: Passing showers and storms breezy conditions. Rain chance is around 50%. Low near 71°F.

Thursday: What is left of Beta will exit the region, but it will leave us with wrap-around moisture, so it will likely still be mostly cloudy. Rain chance is around 40%, mainly for the morning hours. Highs in the lower 80s. Low near 69°F..

Friday & Weekend: Rain chances begin to taper as moisture exits the area. Highs in the mid 80s with overnight temperatures in the 60s & 70s. If you are going to the LSU vs Mississippi State game on Saturday, a few showers may be around. Rain chance is only around 20%.

Extended: A cool front expected to move in Sunday and into Monday before a reinforcing front pushes in Tuesday and Wednesday. This could knock our temperatures down into the upper 70s to lower 80s with overnight lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s by Thursday! Fingers crossed! For now, all models are showing a nice cool down by mid to late week.

Tracking the Tropics: All three named systems are now post-tropical cyclones – Teddy, Paulette, and Beta. No additional development expected within the next five days, but down the road, we may need to watch for development off the coast of Africa and then possibly in the western Caribbean within the next 7-10+ days. Still a lot of time left in hurricane season. Hang in there!

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