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Rainy, windy, cooler weather this week thanks to Tropical Storm Beta

Tropical Storm Beta is to the south, but plenty of clouds and rain from the system are expected through the weekend. Rain will be the main impact to SE LA.

NEW ORLEANS — Expect clouds, showers, and windy conditions with temperatures in the 60s and 70s for the next few days as Tropical Storm Beta dictates our weather. 

Winds will be gusty out of the east northeast at 20-30 mph with gusts over 40 mph possible. This will lead to tides running 1-3 feet above normal through at least Wednesday morning.

Sunday brings similar weather to Saturday as Beta starts to head west toward the Texas coast. While the system's center should stay well to our west, we'll be on the rainy side. The good news is it looks like the rain will be mainly light with a few embedded downpours near the coast. However, this could change by late Monday into Tuesday. Confidence is growing that a band of rain could setup somewhere in the area. Of course this would dump a lot of rain, but it's impossible to say where exactly this will happen. It's something we'll monitor closely. Rain totals through midweek look like roughly:

2-4 inches for the Northshore,
3-6+ inches for the NOLA metro area and Southshore, and
up to 5-10 inches for the Bayou Parishes and along the coast.

Beta is expected to approach the Texas coast with a possible landfall near Corpus Christi on Monday or Tuesday. It will then re-curve to the northeast as a trough of low pressure picks it up. We will still have rain toward the end of the week as the system moves north of us, but the showers will probably be less widespread. 

There are still some unknowns in the extended forecast, so check back often as we expect changes and updates.

There is a small feature off the east of coast of Florida that has a low chance of development as it dives southwest. It doesn't look like much right now, but we'll keep our eyes on it.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, there are Hurricane Teddy and Tropical Storm Wilfred, neither of which should affect our area. 

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Detailed Forecast:

SUNDAY:

Mostly cloudy to cloudy. 80% chance for showers. Breezy. Cool and less humid. High: 77.

MONDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 70% spotty showers. Cool and low humidity. Breezy. Low: S 71, N 64. High: 77.

TUESDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 60% spotty showers. Cool and low humidity. Breezy. Low: S 70, N 64. High: 78.

WEDNESDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 60% scattered showers. Cool and low humidity. Breezy. Low: S 69, N 63. High: 79.

THURSDAY:

Overcast skies. 40% showers and some storms. Windy. Mild temps. Low: S 71, N 65. High: 82.

FRIDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 40% scattered showers. Breezy. Warmer. Low: S 73, N 67. High: 84.

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