BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33/FOX 44) – Two storms are expected in the Gulf of Mexico next week and Louisiana could feel the impact. This one two punch of tropical activity would be the first of its kind.
“Well it is pretty historic. If it does happen,” said Joel Cline with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. He said the two systems could potentially move into the Gulf by Tuesday going into Wednesday.
Cline added, “There stands to be a great deal of rainfall anywhere from the north half of the Texas coast through Louisiana, in toward Baton Rouge then the coastal areas of Alabama, Mississippi. All of the Florida Panhandle and the west coast of Florida and through the Florida keys.”
Cline said that means two focused areas of storm surge, flooding, and wind. Storm Tracker Chief Meteorologist Jesse Gunkel said things can change.
“So we’re really just going to have to gauge these two systems over the weekend and as we step into early next week to try to get more confidence as we move forward because right now, honestly, confidence is very low,” said Gunkel.
No matter what could happen, now is the time for you and your family to get ready.
“if you don’t finalize plans now and make preparations now, you’ve missed an incredible opportunity to do something good for yourself,” said Cline.
Something to remember as you do prepare, we are still in a pandemic. So when you’re in stores wear your mask and stay at least six feet from others.
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