Imelda was downgraded to just an area of low pressure spinning over Texas this morning. Heavy rain has already caused flash flood warnings to be issued for portions of southeast Texas, with more rain expected through the next few days. Rain totals could add up to a foot or more in some localized areas, especially around the Houston metro. Locally, we will not see many impacts from the remnants of Imelda outside of passing showers and thunderstorms. Between today and tomorrow, look for one to two inches of rain to fall as these bands make their way through Acadiana. The highest rain totals will be to the western portions of the state. Highs will be held in the upper 80s to right at 90 thanks to extra cloud cover and rain.
Today: Stormy periods, especially in the afternoon. High: 89°
Tonight: A few lingering showers ending by midnight. Low: 75°
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms develop in the afternoon. High: 89°
The remnants of Imelda move to the north by the end of the week and that will help to lower our rain chances back down to just a few pop-ups by Saturday. Drier air in the mid-levels moves in for the weekend, which will help to get temperatures back above 90. A few isolated storms will be possible each afternoon into next week. In the tropics, Humberto is now a major hurricane but continues to move out to sea. It will gradually weaken as it moves into the northern latitudes and is no threat to land. Jerry has formed in the central Atlantic and is expected to become our next hurricane as it continues west. It looks to miss the Lesser Antilles, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico to the north and stay over open waters. For now, it is still too early to say where Jerry will end up, so we will keep watching it closely!