Increasing Winds Ahead of Isaac - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Increasing Winds Ahead of Isaac

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August 28


Today, there is a stationary front to the North of LA that will fizzle out during the next couple of days. Meanwhile Hurricane Isaac (Cat. 1) is about 55 miles SSE of the Mouth of the Mississippi River and moving toward landfall. North of the stationary front areas are seeing mostly sunny skies and pleasant conditions.
In the Tropics, Forecasters are watching three different areas of interest in the Atlantic Basin, to include Tropical Storm Isaac. Hurricane Isaac is expected to make landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River around Midnight.

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As this stationary front meanders North of Louisiana, Hurricane Isaac is approaching SE Louisiana. This storm will continue to slow down as it moves further inland. Worst case scenario, this system could stall out over the area. Some areas to our south could see a 24 hour event as this storm will be slow to move out. Once the stationary front breaks down, (then T.S.) Isaac will move out of our area. This system will bring a lot of heavy rainfall, coupled with strong winds.
For the rest of the day
Expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies with increasing cover and wind speeds that will be picking up intensity later this afternoon/evening. After Isaac makes landfall around midnight, we will start to see shower and thunderstorm activity. This storm's wind and rain swath extends to near 200 miles away from the center at some points. Highs will climb to the upper 80's and lower 90's with low to moderate humidity values with a 30% chance for isolated showers later.
For the rest of the 7day planner
Starting tonight, rain wind speeds and rain chances will be on the rise as Isaac moves closer to the area. Isaac will make landfall overnight and slowly move inland. This event could bring 2-12 inches of new rainfall, coupled with strong winds and high gusts. Some model guidance and forecasters suggest that this storm will slow down and come just short of stalling out over our area. Rain chances will be definite and there will be a risk for severe weather. To include: High winds, Heavy rainfall, Flash flooding and more. This event will begin to wrap up Late on Thursday and through Friday, followed by clearing skies and falling rain chances on closer to the weekend..
TODAY...Increasing clouds during the afternoon/evening with a 30% chance of showers and wind speeds will be picking up. Highs 90-96. Breezy, with N/NE wind 15-30 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with off/on rain/showers and a few thunderstorms and rain chances on the rise (50%). Heavy rain is possible. Windy. N/NE winds 15-30 mph. Lows 73-77.

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