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Scattered showers today with isolated downpours

Flash Flood Watch has been extended through Friday evening

NEW ORLEANS — Nicholas is now a post-tropical cyclone, and the center of circulation is near southwestern Louisiana. It will move very slowly to the north and continue to weaken but it will bring moisture-rich rainfall to a few areas today. The tropical moisture found in the atmosphere will continue to trigger a few downpours which may leading to localized flooding. With the ground already saturated and debris still blocking catching basins, a flash flood watch will remain in effect through Friday evening. 

Eye on the Tropics:

As of the Thursday morning update, Nicholas is now a post-tropical cyclone. The center of circulation is found near Morgan City, LA and is ill-defined. It will continue to drift to the north slowly today and eventually dissipate on Friday. But before doing so, periods of heavy rain but isolated are possible through today and tomorrow. 

3 other tropical waves being monitored by the NHC all look to remain away from the Gulf of Mexico. Invest 96 is a few hundred miles away from the Carolina Coast and a tropical depression in likely in a few days. Long rain models keeps 96 away from land but it may cause strong rip currents and rough surf along the east coast through the weekend.

Invest 95 remains far in the eastern Atlantic, but long-range models indicate it will remain in the Atlantic. Some impact to the Caribbean islands is possible. And another wave coming off of Africa is also forecast to remain over open water.

Detailed Forecast

THURSDAY:

Flash Flood Watch. 60% scattered storms. Some heavy downpours. Warm, humid. High: 84. Winds: S 6-12.

FRIDAY:

Mostly cloudy. 60% scattered showers and storms. Few heavy. Low: S 75, N 72. High: 86.

SATURDAY:

Mostly cloudy skies. 50% scattered showers and storms. Warm and humid. Low: S 76, N 72. High: 85.

SUNDAY:

Mostly cloudy skies. 50% scattered showers and storms. Warm and humid. Low: S 76, N 72. High: 83.

MONDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy skies. 50% scattered showers and storms. Warm and humid. Low: S 76, N 72. High: 88.

TUESDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy. 40% scattered showers and storms. Hot, humid. Low: S 76, N 72. High: 89.

WEDNESDAY:

Partly to mostly cloudy. 40% scattered showers and storms. Hot, humid. Low: S 76, N 72. High: 89.

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