Today: Highs will be around 88 degrees with numerous showers late morning to afternoon. Overnight lows in the mid-70s. High pressure to our northeast will continue to bring in moisture and disturbances from the Gulf.
Saturday: Scattered showers & storms with highs near 88 degrees. Impacts from Ida likely to start Saturday night.
Sunday-Tuesday: These days will be primarily influenced by Ida. For more on Ida, check below.
Wednesday-Friday: Scattered showers and storms with highs near 90 degrees.
Tracking the Tropics: Eyes are on the Caribbean where Tropical Storm Ida has formed. Ida will move into the Gulf likely by Friday night or early Saturday morning. It is forecast to make landfall near the south-central or southeastern coast of Louisiana on Sunday afternoon as a major hurricane (category 3 or greater). This means winds along the coast are likely to be greater than 111 mph. Prepare for damaging winds, flash flooding (with 8-15 inches of rain possible across the area), 7-11 foot storm surge (2-4 foot surge at Lake Maurepas) and isolated tornadoes in rain bands. Prepare yourself, your family and your pets for a major hurricane landfall on Sunday.
Two other disturbances in the Atlantic have a chance of development but are not a threat to Louisiana.