Higher Rain Chances Arrive… Watching Gulf Storm… Wednesday EVE Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday evening! Our local weather was hot again today, and we remain mild and muggy tonight. A few isolated showers and storms will remain possible overnight, but widespread rain is unlikely.

Expect scattered showers and storms to become rather numerous in coverage by the afternoon and evening hours. With tropical moisture over the area, storms that develop will produce heavy rain. I do not expect an all day rain event, but keep the umbrella handy, as storms will pass through at any time day or night through the weekend.

Rain amounts will range from 1 to 3 inches in our area. Severe weather is unlikely, but we’ll have to watch Saturday eve and Sunday for any risk of an isolated tornado. This all depends on the exact track of Barry. If the center remains west of the Mississippi River, the risk will remain low. If this thought changes, we’ll update the forecast…

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Richard Scott
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4pm Wednesday Tropical Update… #alwx @wvua23

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The latest track on the tropical system in the Gulf now brings it inland as a category 1 hurricane on the central Louisiana Coast Saturday afternoon, then moves north just on the west side of the Mississippi River.
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Keep in mind, we’ll be on the wet side… Look for rain at times Thursday through the weekend. We’ll have to watch the track carefully, as any east change in the path could bring a risk of isolated tornadoes late Saturday and on Sunday. While that is not expected at this time, we’ll need to watch it…

Tropical System in the Gulf… 10am Wed Update #alwx @wvua23

10am track from the NHC on the developing tropical system. Expected landfall as a Cat 1 hurricane on the Louisiana Gulf Coast Saturday…