Flash flood warning in effect for parts of Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon


UPDATE: A flash flood warning is in effect for parts of Baton Rouge until 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

This is a breaking update. Read the original story below.

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Fog and light rain already there with more heavy rain on the way.

THE FORECASTS

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Today tonight: Some areas are experiencing patchy fog and others are experiencing rain. Give yourself a little extra time to drive this morning. Showers and thunderstorms began in southeast Louisiana before sunrise today. Showers could fill in areas south of the highway in the morning before more rain develops this afternoon. Like yesterday, showers and thunderstorms will be widespread. Heavy downpours can trigger flood advisories or warnings at any time of the day today. Make sure you have a way to get warnings. Between showers, temperatures will be in the upper 80s with very high humidity. Nighttime temperatures will be in the low 70s.

Next: Friday will be the last day with widespread showers and thunderstorms before the rain begins to subside. Friday morning will be mostly dry with temperatures climbing to nearly 90°. On Saturday, about half of the region will see measurable precipitation. This rain will fall in the afternoon. On Sunday, most places will remain dry with only 30% of the area expected to see rain. The slightly drier trend will continue into the first half of next week. With less rain, temperatures will be a little higher. Temperatures will continue to hover around 90° with a heat index close to 100°. Click here to see the 7 day forecast.

Recall: With the threat of impactful weather – street flooding and poor drainage – please have access to alerts throughout this week. You can download or activate the WBRZ WX app on your Apple Where android device or turn on a NOAA weather radio for bulletins such as watches and urgent warnings. Of course, WBRZ, WBRZ+ and Cable Weather Channel will have updates based on active weather.

In the tropics:

There is an area to watch off the coast of Africa. This is not a major concern for the region at this time, but we will continue to monitor for updates.

Central Tropical Atlantic:
A tropical wave located about 800 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands continues to produce disorganized showers activity. Upper level winds are expected to become increasingly unfavorable to development over the next few days as the the system is generally moving west-northwest at 15-20 mph the tropical Atlantic.

* Chance of formation over 48 hours… low… 10%.
* Chance of formation over 5 days…low…10%.

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