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NWS Lake Charles tropical update: 4 p.m. 9.18.20

TD22 has strengthened to Tropical Storm Beta this afternoon.

Beta is forecasted to be in the western Gulf of Mexico for seven or eight days. We are expecting a long duration coastal flooding problem starting this weekend and continuing into next week.

Heavy rain and flooding will also be a problem, starting this Monday and continuing through next week. Five to ten inches of rain with locally higher amounts is possible.