Ida makes landfall in Louisiana as a major hurricane, Julian forms

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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Good Sunday morning, Southwest Florida!

Highs will reach the low 90s under increasing cloud cover.

“Feels like” temperatures will climb into the triple-digits when you factor in the humidity we continue to see.

A few isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible after breakfast. These storms will become scattered after lunchtime. Our rainy season weather pattern continues into the work week. Expect more scattered rain chances into the start of the next week.

Ida made landfall as a Major cat 4 hurricane in Port Fourchon, Louisiana with sustained winds of 150 MPH.

As of the 11 PM update, Ida is now a cat 2 with winds of 105 MPH and moving to the NNW at 9 MPH. Ida will bring significant impacts to portions of Louisiana and Mississippi.


Hurricane-force winds, life-threatening storm surges, flooding, and tornadoes will all be possible with this hurricane. Ida is forecast to make landfall later tonight.

Apart from Ida, Julian has formed in the Atlantic but poses no threat to the U.S. and is expected to weaken soon, tracking to the north. Tropical Depression Ten is also forecasted to track to the north over the next week, keeping it away from the U.S. coastline.

Meanwhile, there is a high chance of formation for a disturbance off the African coastline. This is still over 3,000 miles away from the U.S. and will be monitored this week.

A new disturbance off the northeast coastline now has a low chance of formation. This is tracking to the Southeast. There are more questions than answers with the potential for this system to form and where it would track. For now, it is only something to monitor throughout next week.

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