Tracking Scattered Storms and Isaac

Good Monday. August is winding down, but the overall weather action is just beginning to heat up. We are tracking scattered showers and storms across our region over the next few days and Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico. This storm is likely to impact our weather as we get into the Labor Day Weekend.

A cold front is slowly working in from the west today and this will spawn scattered showers and thunderstorms. Here’s regional radar to track the action:

The front will cross the state later tonight into Tuesday. A few more showers and storms will be possible… especially in the south and east. Temps over the next few days will come back down toward the low and mid 80s for highs.

Hurricane Isaac has the classic look of a storm that may rapidly intensify as it works toward the Gulf Coast. The track of this storm continues to shift a bit farther westward toward Louisiana. Here’s the latest to track this storm:

[Image of 5-day forecast and coastal areas under a warning or a watch]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

goes east infra red hurricane sector image

What’s left of this storm will likely lift northward across the Mississippi River valley and then slowly work across the Ohio Valley. The details of all this will have to be worked out once this storm is inland. Here’s what the European Model is thinking:

I still cannot guarantee this system will bring us much needed rain, but the odds do favor us getting in on some of that tropical moisture. Given the fact this storm is going to have a significant impact on the gulf and may impact our holiday weekend weather, I will be updating with more frequency this week.

Have a wonderful Monday and take care.

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