Southeast Louisiana is expected to get rain Thursday (Sept. 6) from Tropical Depression Gordon. Forecasters say 2 inches are possible Thursday as Gordon extends in a "classic comma shape" across Mississippi and Louisiana. Forecasters said New Orleans will most likely get between a quarter- and a half- inch of rain Thursday. However, the region has the potential for torrential downpours dumping up to 3 inches of rain in a couple hours, according to forecasters in the Slidell office of the National Weather Service. Most of Southeast Louisiana has a marginal risk for excessive rainfall Thursday. The North Shore has increased chances of excessive rainfall. Street flooding is possible in low-lying areas. As of 4 a.m., Gordon was 115 miles north-northwest of Jackson, Mississippi. It had maximum sustained winds of 25 mph and was moving west-northwest at 8 mph. Flash flood watches are in effect over portions of Mississippi and Arkansas. Forecasters … [Read more...] about Southeast Louisiana likely to get rain Thursday from Tropical Depression Gordon
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Jefferson Parish public schools will reopen Thursday (Sept. 5) after Tropical Storm Gordon barely whispered at southeast Louisiana. The announcement came Wednesday as Superintendent Cade Brumley sought to explain why he cancelled classes for what turned out to be two days of unremarkable weather. "Clearly, we could have held school on both days -- no doubt," Brumley said in a public message. "This letter is not a defense of my decision; it's simply rationale behind my decision." Gordon again illustrated how public officials such as Brumley sometimes take extreme safety precautions for potential emergencies that, ultimately, turn out not to be emergencies at all. Closing schools for almost 50,000 students and 7,000 employees, like forecasting weather, is a decision informed by science but made by human beings. "Safety is my top responsibility as superintendent,"Brumely said. "After monitoring ... Gordon throughout the weekend, meteorologists and government officials became … [Read more...] about For two days of unremarkable weather, here’s why Jefferson Parish schools closed
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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - The big weather story today is the development of the first named tropical system of the year. Subtropical Storm Alberto will remain well east of our area and we are likely to see little to no impacts here in Southwest Louisiana. Tonight, will be warm and humid with lows by Saturday morning ranging from the upper 60s north of I-10 to the mid 70s at the coast. Rain from Friday afternoon may linger into the early evening hours but should be done before midnight. Areas that did see rain could see some patchy fog Saturday morning. Scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms will be likely Saturday and Sunday. The chance of rain is 40% Saturday and 30% Sunday but decreases to less than 10% next week. Temperatures will be warm with lows in the low 70s and highs in the low 90s now through Sunday too. The National Hurricane Center has upgraded a tropical disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean Sea to Alberto with the … [Read more...] about FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Subtropical Storm Alberto to remain east of our area, with typical summer weather through the weekend in SWLA.
An area of disturbed weather known as Invest 90L is gradually becoming better defined, and chances for tropical formation have increased, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday morning.At 7:40 a.m., the NHC said that Invest 90L, currently centered over the southeastern Yucatan Peninsula, is likely to become a subtropical or tropical depression by late Saturday over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.The chance of tropical formation is 40 percent (medium) over the next 48 hours and 80 percent (high) over the next five days, according to the NHC.The system could make landfall anywhere between southeast Louisiana and the Florida peninsula, according to the NHC’s latest projected track.Heavy rain and rip currents will be the greatest threats from the system along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Louisiana over Memorial Day weekend, the NHC said.The National Weather Service on Thursday said that precipitation models still haven't reached a general consensus on the system, with … [Read more...] about How much rain will Invest 90L drop in south Louisiana? Forecast uncertain at 1-10 inches, NWS says