Tracking Tropical Storm Sally – Enterprise-Tocsin

The unsettled pattern continues today and through this week. Daily chances for rain and storms will exist; any given location will have about a 40-50% chance of getting wet. It will not rain all day, and some locations will get wet while others stay completely dry. While I’m not expecting any severe weather, a few storms could produce gusty wind. Tropical-like downpours will be possible as gulf moisture streams into the region. 

As far as temperatures are concerned, highs will be in the upper 80’s to around 90° today through Tuesday; Wednesday through the end of the week highs will be in the lower 80’s. A front looks to move through by the end of the week, and usher in cooler, drier air. 

Tropical Storm Sally continues to track Northwest in the Gulf. As mentioned yesterday evening, Sally could reach major hurricane status. The NHC has Sally making landfall Tuesday as a Category 2 hurricane, but I’m thinking it could be a Category 3, which would classify it as a major hurricane. As of now, landfall appears anywhere between Grand Isle, LA to New Orleans, LA. Areas along the coast will have flooding rains and storm surge. (Graphic Credit: NHC)

cone graphicAs of now, the track of the storm puts the Delta on the western side, which is the good side. This would mean minimal impacts for us; some gusty wind and increased moisture, but flash flooding threat will be along and east of I-55. 

There is still time for things to change, so check back for updates as we continue to fine tune the forecast…God bless

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