Storm Effects Begin Today

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Natchitoches Parish and surrounding parishes should begin to feel the outer bands of rain from Tropical Storm Beta as early as today. The weather service is forecasting an 80% chance of rain.

From the National Weather Service Shreveport office:

Here’s the 4am CDT advisory on from the National Hurricane Center on Tropical Storm Beta. Rain from Beta will quickly spread northward and become widespread today. Showers and thunderstorms will likely persist for much of this week. Through Saturday morning, rainfall totals of 2 to 4 inches are still possible for much of the area.