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Rounds of tropical showers expected through the week

Posted at 5:35 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 11:29:46-04

There's not a whole lot of change with the overall thinking with Tropical Storm Beta, which continues to look like it'll produce plenty of showers across Acadiana over the next several days.

After battling back dry air and wind shear the storm has really been struggling and the over all intensity has been lowered slightly, and will likely be a tropical depression soon after it makes landfall along the Texas coast.

Models had been trending in this direction over the weekend, and it's encouraging to see the less intense trend continue into the work week.

That being said, there's still a lot of wet weather that is heading to Acadiana and flash flooding will be a concern over the next several days.

Rounds of showers will move through the area over the next couple of days, with heavy tropical downpours possible at times through Thursday.

It'll be those sporadic downpours that may lead to some localized flash flooding, particularly along the rivers and bayous and on low lying roadways, and a Flash Flood Watch has been issued as a result.

The rain totals still look to be in the 3-6" range with a few hotspots closer to around a foot, especially areas that are down along the coast line where the rains will be the heaviest.

Winds will be steady out of the east around 12-18 mph with winds gusts that will be up to 25-30 mph for the next couple of days, with slightly higher winds expected Tuesday and Wednesday.

Surge won't be a major issue with tides running about 1-3 feet higher than normal which may lead to some minor coastal flooding.

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