NEW ORLEANS —
We have seen the FINAL advisory issued on Beta as of 4 pm. Winds are down to 30 mph and the remnant circulation will begin moving toward LA. We will likely see an influx of moisture which should allow for the rainfall wrapping around to move into the area. Since we have been drier the last few days and the anticipated rainfall accumulation doesn't appear to be as high as earlier projections, much of SE LA, with the exception of Lafourche and Terrebonne, have been removed from the Flash Flood Watch. An additional 1-2" is possible through Thursday.
Coastal flooding will remain an issue until high tide Thursday, after which winds will shift direction and should assist in lowering water levels.
Eye on the Tropics:
Paulette...remember that storm...has reformed from the same area of circulation after becoming extra-tropical 5 days before. Basically what became an extra-tropical cyclone (doesn't derive all of it's energy from warm sea water), regained tropical characteristics, and is once again a tropical storm. This will dissipate north of the Canary Islands (where the Islaños came from!) in the eastern Atlantic. Teddy is quickly approaching Nova Scotia then Newfoundland in the north Atlantic. Beta, now inland, will continue weakening and we have seen the final advisory from the NHC as of 4 pm. There is a area of clouds and thunderstorms (too generous to call it a tropical wave) over Cuba has a nearly non-existent chance for development once in the Gulf of Mexico. Long-range models indicate we should FINALLY see the Atlantic begin settling down as we head toward October.
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