BEAUMONT, Texas — Tropical Depression Imelda continues to drench Southeast Texas, though rain is expected to lighten into Friday. Flood Warnings and Flash Flood Warnings are in place until 9:09 p.m. Thursday for a number of areas including Jefferson, Jasper, Hardin Newton and Orange counties.

A few cells continued to linger in the area late Thursday afternoon, but most of the showers will taper off later this evening, according to the National Weather Service.

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Here's a timeline of what we can expect in the forecast:

  • Late Thursday: pockets of rain but lower coverage, generally becoming lighter but flooding continues
  • Overnight: spotty showers, but the flooding threat dissipates.
  • Friday: scattered showers and storms, some heavy but not widespread
  • Weekend: a hotter, drier forecast 

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The National Weather Service says the preliminary rainfall total of 43.15 inches in Jefferson County would make it the seventh wettest tropical cyclone in U.S. history and the fourth wettest in the state of Texas.

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Extended Forecast

Friday (9/20):  Cloudy, humid with a 70% coverage of showers and thunderstorms.  Low near: 75°.  High near: 82°.  Winds:  Southeast 5-15 mph.

Saturday (9/21):  Partly sunny, hot and humid with a 30% coverage of afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.  Low near: 75.  High near 86°.  Winds:  East becoming Southeast 4-12 mph.

Sunday (9/22):  Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 20% coverage of afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.  Low near: 74°.  High near: 88°.  Winds: East becoming Southeast 4-12 mph.

Monday (9/23):  Partly sunny, hot and humid with a 30% coverage of afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.  Low near: 75°.  High near: 90°.  Winds: East becoming Southeast 3-12 mph.

Tuesday (9/24):  Partly cloudy, hot and humid with a 30% coverage of afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.  Low near: 75°.  High near: 90°.  Winds:  Variable 2-12 mph.

Wednesday (9/25):  Partly cloudy, hot, and humid with a 20% coverage of afternoon/evening showers and thunderstorms.  Low near: 73°.  High near: 90°.  Winds:  West becoming Southwest 3-12 mph.