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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: More storms Wednesday; flood threat remains

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Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 12:45 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A lull in shower and t-storm activity Tuesday afternoon was welcomed for many local neighborhoods.

But one more widespread round of heavy showers and t-storms is expected to roll through the area early Wednesday morning. A majority of the action will occur during the predawn hours Wednesday.

Futurecast shows expected storms around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Futurecast shows expected storms around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.(WAFB)

Be sure to have a way of receiving severe weather notifications in the event flood or severe weather warnings are issued. An additional 1″ to 2″ of rain is forecast for Wednesday, which will continue the threat for localized flooding.

A Flood Watch will remain in effect for the entire WAFB viewing area until early Wednesday...
A Flood Watch will remain in effect for the entire WAFB viewing area until early Wednesday afternoon.(WAFB)

After the predawn storms, showers and t-storms will stay scattered in nature through the remainder of Wednesday. By Wednesday evening, a cold front will move through, sweeping out the moisture, rain, and humid conditions.

The Pinpoint Forecast shows what types of conditions are expected Wednesday morning through the...
The Pinpoint Forecast shows what types of conditions are expected Wednesday morning through the early evening.(WAFB)

After Wednesday, the remainder of the week will be fantastic. Temperatures will trend below normal through Saturday. Skies will be mainly clear and outdoor conditions will be comfortable with low humidity.

The entire weekend will be nice, but Sunday will start to see warmer temperatures and slightly humid conditions.

The 10-day forecast shows what is expected over the weekend through next week.
The 10-day forecast shows what is expected over the weekend through next week.(WAFB)

We keep the forecast dry through Sunday but unsettled weather (showers and t-storms) returns for the upcoming work/school week. Rain chances will range between 40% and 60% daily. Heavy rain and even a few strong storms can’t be ruled out especially by mid-week.

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