Tracking Tropical Storm Ida

Rainy days ahead
Tracking Ida
Published: Aug. 26, 2021 at 4:34 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2021 at 6:15 PM CDT
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Pay very close attention to our weather between Saturday and Monday as it will be heavily dependent on the tropics. Tropical Storm Ida has formed in the Caribbean. It is forecast to intensify as it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. It will likely impact parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Sunday into Monday. For now, it’s still a bit too early to tell exactly where along the Gulf Coast region the worst impacts will occur. Impacts will be felt well outside the cone of uncertainty. On the current forecast track, we will likely see a Coastal Flood Advisory from onshore flow, storm surge flooding, heavy rainfall and gusty winds. Anyone from Texas to the Florida Panhandle should be prepared for the potential of threats like storm surge, strong wind, and heavy tropical rainfall.

We are going to continue to see hit and miss showers and storms today as an open tropical wave moves across the area. The humidity will still be high making it feel hotter than it is. Today will continue our rainier pattern so stay rain gear ready. High temperatures will range from the upper 80s to the lower 90s. High chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms will stick with us through the weekend.