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FIRST ALERT: More scattered areas of rain for Thursday and Friday with isolated storms

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 5:34 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 9:29 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Nicholas will continue to spin and weaken across Louisiana over the next couple of days. The most significant flooding over the next 2-4 days is expected along the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama Gulf Coast, and Panhandle of Florida. Rainfall totals of 5-10 inches is very likely with some spots seeing higher totals than that. Baldwin County will be one of the more vulnerable locations to see flash flooding over the next 48 hours.

The remnants of Nicholas will continue to dissipate across Louisiana Friday and into Saturday. We don’t see any signs of a significant pattern change within the next five days, which means more of the same for us. We will remain very muggy and warm with highs in the 80s by the weekend with overnight lows near 70°F. Rain chances will remain around 50%-60% especially during the afternoon hours. Be sure to check the radar and the forecast via the WBRC First Alert Weather app.

We are monitoring two tropical waves in the Atlantic. The first wave is off the east coast of the United States, and has a high chance to develop into the next tropical depression or storm. It will likely remain north of the Bahamas and west of Bermuda as it moves to the north-northeast over the next couple of days. Models hint could become a strong tropical storm as it moves north across the western Atlantic. The second tropical wave is in the far eastern Atlantic, and has a high chance to develop within the next 24 to 48 hours. This system has the potential to become a hurricane as it moves over the open waters of the Atlantic. This won’t have any impacts throughout the weekend, but we will be closely monitoring.

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