Not Again! Tropical Storm Beta & Mid-South Impacts

Not Again! Tropical Storm Beta & Mid-South Impacts
Futurecast Thursday morning (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) -There have been six storms that have impacted the Gulf coast, Cristobal, Fay, Laura, Marco, Sally, and the current threat, Tropical Storm Beta. Not all of the six have had impacts on the Mid-South but Beta will this week. It won’t be anywhere near the impacts of Laura but rain will be the main thing. While this isn’t a huge deal for us, it will be along the Gulf Coast.

Expected Rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta
Expected Rainfall from Tropical Storm Beta (Source: GFS Estimated southeast rainfall)

Grounds along the coast are still saturated from Sally and although Beta is a weaker storm, the rain from the storm will pose a threat for flooding along the coast. Some areas along the immediate coast could get up to 12″ or more. For the Mid-South we won’t pick up as much rain as the coast. Beta will weaken quickly as it moves onshore and there is no threat of severe weather for the Mid-South.

The latest track from the NHC of TS Beta
The latest track from the NHC of TS Beta (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

By the time it tracks near our area it will be an area of low pressure.

Estimated rainfall amounts for the Mid-South
Estimated rainfall amounts for the Mid-South (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

Rainfall amounts will vary from a half of an inch to an inch.

Rain timing:

Clouds and a few showers Tuesday but not a washout. The more widespread rain is set to move in Wednesday.

Wednesday morning rain Futurecast
Wednesday morning rain Futurecast (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

There could be some periods of heavy rain.

Futurecast showing rain from Beta moving in
Futurecast showing rain from Beta moving in (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

Rain will continue into Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday futurecast moderate to heavy rain
Thursday futurecast moderate to heavy rain (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

Some of the heaviest rain will fall Wednesday and into Thursday morning.

Thursday evening rain futurecast
Thursday evening rain futurecast (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

The bulk of the rain will start to move out on Thursday night. We won’t completely dry on Friday.

Friday afternoon futurecast
Friday afternoon futurecast (Source: WMC First Alert Weather)

A few lingering showers will be possible on Friday.

The weekend could feature a few showers but not from Beta.

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