EARLY MORNING UPDATE:
Folks along coast are preparing for an encounter with Tropical Storm Marco today. Some of Marco’s rain bands will effect our state today. But, Marco is just the appetizer. Laura will be a much bigger deal for the United States Gulf coast later this week. Could Laura become a major hurricane? I have the latest from NHC, and I have adjusted our forecast for the week ahead through Saturday.
Marco is nearing the Gulf Coast. Laura is now getting stronger, back over the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Marco is looking a little ragged this morning. It’s being affected by wind shear.
Marco, with 60 mph winds is clearly becoming weaker as it moves NW at 9. Tropical Storm Warning from the AL/MS line westward into Louisiana, as the storm skirts the coast today, tonight and Tuesday.
Our weather today will certainly be affected by some of Marco’s rain bands.
Laura will be a much bigger deal to the United States Gulf coast.
Laura is a 65 mph tropical storm in the Caribbean, heading for the Gulf. Expected to become a hurricane in the Gulf tomorrow. It could be close to major hurricane status when it makes landfall along the northern Gulf coast Wednesday night.
Our daily rain chances for the week ahead are subject to review and certainly dependent on the future track of Laura in the Gulf this week.