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Karen becoming less of a threat Saturday

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Posted: Oct 5, 2013 11:57 AM by Zach Correa & Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Oct 5, 2013 11:57 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: karen, baton rouge, gonzales, ponchatoula, hammond, tangipahoa, livingston, storm, tropical, saturday, weather

GONZALES - A tropical storm watch remains in effect for some south Louisiana parishes, even though Karen continues to deteriorate.

Winds are expected to reach 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts to 40mph. While there is concern coastal areas could be flooded with up to three feet of water, inland flooding due to rain is not expected. Coastal flooding would be from storm surge, weather experts advised Saturday morning.

East Baton Rouge Parish is not expected to feel much of the system. In the capital region, a watch remains for Ascension, Livingston, St. James, and Southern Tangipahoa Parishes (areas from Loranger to the parish line including Ponchatoula and Hammond).

WBRZ Meteorologist Josh Eachus expects the storm to weaken more. Read his Saturday morning blog about the storm, complete with update coordinates HERE.
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