Tracking the Tropics: Atlantic basin a little quieter heading into late September

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — For the first time since Sept. 7, there are no active tropical cyclones in the Atlantic basin and no new development is expected in the next five days as of midday Wednesday.

The tropics were hyperactive the first few weeks of September but it is starting to quiet down as we head into the last week of the month.

Here’s what we’re tracking:

Beta

The National Hurricane Center has officially handed off the advisories for Beta to the Weather Prediction Center.

Tropical Storm Beta made landfall late Monday night in Texas near the southern end of the Matagorda Peninsula. Maximum winds were sustained at 45 mph with higher gusts. Freshwater flooding was ongoing with the storm moving slowly.

Beta is now a post-tropical cyclone with winds of 30 mph. It continues to move slowly, bringing heavy rain to the lower Mississippi River Valley. Flash flood watches are in effect for extreme southeast Texas, southern Louisiana and western Mississippi.

Rain totals of three to five inches are likely with isolated amounts of seven inches in Louisiana and central Mississippi. Slightly lower amounts are expected through the Tennessee Valley and the Southern Appalachians through the end of the week.

Teddy

Teddy is also a post-tropical cyclone and made landfall in Nova Scotia Wednesday morning with winds of 65 mph. Teddy is forecast to produce “destructive waves, strong winds and heavy rain (Wednesday) across portions of Atlantic Canada” before dissipating Thursday.

Next 5 days

While development is not expected in the next five days, late September and early October remain a busy period in hurricane season.

So far in 2020, nine named storms have made landfall in the United States. This is tied with only one other year (1916) for the most land-falling hurricanes in the continental U.S. on record. The storms to make landfall so far are Bertha, Cristobal, Fay, Hanna, Isaias, Marco, Laura, Sally and Beta.

The names of any new developing system for the rest of the season will continue down the Greek Alphabet list.

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Tonight

Partly cloudy skies. Low near 60F. Winds light and variable.
60°F Partly cloudy skies. Low near 60F. Winds light and variable.
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Crowley

61°F Clear Feels like 61°
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5 mph ENE
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100%
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Tonight

Some clouds. Low around 60F. Winds light and variable.
60°F Some clouds. Low around 60F. Winds light and variable.
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4 mph ENE
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0%
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Waxing Gibbous
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Opelousas

60°F Broken Clouds Feels like 60°
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3 mph NNE
Humidity
92%
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Tonight

Cloudy. Low 58F. Winds light and variable.
58°F Cloudy. Low 58F. Winds light and variable.
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5 mph NE
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0%
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Waxing Gibbous
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Breaux Bridge

60°F Clear Feels like 60°
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3 mph NE
Humidity
93%
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Tonight

A few clouds. Low around 60F. Winds light and variable.
60°F A few clouds. Low around 60F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
4 mph NE
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0%
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Moon Phase
Waxing Gibbous
Clear

New Iberia

62°F Clear Feels like 62°
Wind
7 mph ENE
Humidity
100%
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Tonight

A few clouds from time to time. Low 59F. Winds light and variable.
59°F A few clouds from time to time. Low 59F. Winds light and variable.
Wind
6 mph NE
Precip
0%
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Waxing Gibbous

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