Monday Morning: Weakening Marco southeast of Louisiana coast; Still monitoring for Laura impacts

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: Sun and clouds with breezy conditions. We will likely stay dry until tonight and early Tuesday as Marco tracks to the west. Please click here for the latest on Marco and Laura!

Wind shear is really taking a toll on Marco this morning. The heaviest of rain is displaced from the center and will impact MS to NW FL today. Marco will bend to the west today and tonight and potentially make landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana, but it will continue to track to the west and weaken. The risk for gusty rain bands will spread over South-Central Louisiana tonight and Tuesday as Marco tracks to the west. Greatest impacts will be felt near the coast – storm surge, coastal flooding, some heavy rain. As Marco tracks to the west, the threat for isolated tornadoes will shift to the west (currently includes areas south of I-10) on Tuesday.

By Wednesday…impacts will be from Laura. Of course, this is still all dependent on what happens with Laura as it crosses Cuba and enters the Gulf tonight or early Tuesday. The current forecast brings it SW Louisiana as a strong CAT 2 hurricane, but model guidance hints it may take a run at major hurricane status (CAT 3+) before landfall late Wednesday/early Thursday. The current forecast cone includes our western parishes and all the way to eastern Texas.

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