Though Nicholas has now weakened to a tropical depression, it’s still dropping copious amounts of rainfall to the central Gulf Coast.
Tropical Depression Nicholas still lingers over Louisiana Wednesday into Thursday. South-central Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle faces heavy rain, with some areas seeing as much as 10” on Wednesday. Additional locations over southern Mississippi, Alabama, and western Florida could get 4-8” through Thursday.
The largest rain shield has moved north of New Orleans, but New Orleans could still get heavy showers and thunderstorms on Wednesday evening. Wind gusts of 30-40 mph along with the rain may also cause isolated tornadoes to spin up rather quickly.
Flash flooding remains a primary concern for many cities across southern Louisiana through coastal Mississippi and Alabama into the Florida panhandle. River flooding may also occur in the coming days as runoff from rainfall reaches larger river basins.
Heavy rain won’t let up until the end of the workweek, as Thursday brings even more showers and thunderstorms to the Gulf Coast.