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Tropical Storm Isaac may very well become a hurricane late this evening or early Tuesday morning. The consensus thinking is that the center of the storm will come ashore in SE Louisiana late tomorrow or early Wednesay morning and then march to the northwest along the Mississippi River during the rest of the work week; however, there is still a chance that the center could track up the I-55 corridor. It's a wait and see game now.
Tuesday will be a rather quiet day around our neck of the woods. Clouds will be on the increase and a few showers and storms may develop, especially during the 2nd half of the day. High temperatures will range from the upper 80s to the lower 90s. Northeast winds between 5 and 20 mph will develop.
Our area should be most affected by Isaac on Wednesday and Thursday. During this time several inches (perhaps 3" to 7") of rain may fall and a few isolated tornadoes could develop (always a risk on the east side of a landfalling tropical system). Wind speeds will be on the increase but we should not get tropical storm conditions (39 mph sustained winds) this far north. Plan on mid 80s for highs and lows in the 70s.
Lingering showers and storms will remain possible on Friday in the wake of the tropical system (assuming it has moved to our north by then) but the activity that develops should be much less concentrated. We're hoping for the best by the time high school football kicks off.