Potential Tropical Cyclone heading for Southeast Louisiana tonight

Henrietta Strickland
Июня 19, 2021

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The U.S. National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Potential Tropical Cyclone Three, which is located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Millions of people across the South are bracing for a tropical storm that is threatening to dump heavy rain along the Gulf Coast.

"A turn toward the northeast is expected later today, followed by a motion toward the east-northeast tonight or Sunday".

So how will this impact our forecast in the Mid-State for the weekend?

Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 continued to slowly get more organized Thursday afternoon and is still expected to become a tropical storm, or a subtropical storm with a "name" prior to landfall late tonight/early Saturday morning across Southeastern Louisiana.

The term "Potential Tropical Cyclone" is used by the NHC to describe a system that hasn't reached tropical storm status but is expected to develop into a tropical storm and deliver tropical storm conditions to an area within a 48 hour period.

Flooding had already begun on Friday night, with local media reporting high water over roads, stranded vehicles and water rescues; flood warnings and watches were in effect in addition to a widespread tropical storm warning. Other areas of Louisiana, from Cameron to Intracoastal City and Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas, and the area between the Mississippi/Alabama and Alabama/Florida borders could see between 1 and 3 feet of storm surge.

Rainfall totals could fall between 4 and 8 inches and as high as 12 inches in some areas starting Friday.

By Friday, up to four inches of rain per hour was falling on parts of the Louisiana and MS coasts.

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