Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum has the latest on Dorian and TD 7. Plus, we will become very hot and dry for the rest of the week.
Hurricane Dorian is finally moving to the northwest away from Grand Bahama Island. It continues to get weaker as it up-wells the cooler waters, sits over shallower water and it continue to interact with the island’s terrain. Winds have decreased to 100 mph and it is now a Category 2 hurricane.
A much-awaited northwestward turn is happening now thanks to a trough of low pressure dipping into the eastern US. This will pull Dorian to the northwest today and eventually to the northeast by Thursday.
The latest forecast path is similar to previous ones with a track off to the Florida coast through Wednesday, then toward the Carolinas by Thursday. There is a chance it could make a landfall on the North Carolina Outer Banks on Friday before it goes out to sea. Right now, it looks like South Carolina and North Carolina will have experience the worst of Dorian since it will be dangerously close to their coasts.
There are several other tropical disturbances across the Atlantic, but none will threaten our part of the Gulf Coast.
The low pressure area in the western Gulf, now Tropical Depression 7 (TD 7), could become Tropical Storm Fernand tomorrow. It is forecast to move west into northern Mexico. It is not a threat to Louisiana.
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