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Latest Isaac Forecast

Posted by Keith Gibson | August 28, 2012 / 06:49pm | Top Story, Local News, Weather

The latest forecast model trends suggest that the center of Hurricane Isaac will move to the northwest across Louisiana during the next 2 days before taking a right turn into Arkansas and Oklahoma on Friday. If this track verifies, it would mean that our area would escape the brunt of the tropical system. Of course, any jog back to the north & east would change the forecast for us a great deal. Here is how it stands right now:

Heavy rain, strong wind, and isolated tornadoes should remain a threat across southern MS and LA during the day Wednesday. Conditions in the WCBI viewing area are not expected to be very active relative to what will be happening to the south. We are going to keep the chance of rain at only 30%. High temperatures will be in the mid 80s and breezy ESE winds between 10 and 25 mph will continue.

Assuming Isaac remains on the aforementioned western track, the day that would offer the best chance of rain and storms for our area would be Thursday. Right now we're going with a 40% chance of rain. This would also be the day when the threat of isolated & weak tornadoes would be the greatest, but we'll just have to see how that goes. High temperatures will stay in the 80s.

By Friday, the remnants of Isaac should be moving northward across Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma. The chance of rain for us will remain at about 30% but we're getting more optimistic about conditions for high school football. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s to around 90.

No major issues are expected for the Ole Miss or MS State football games at this time... however, there will be a 20% chance of showers and storms during the day Saturday.

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