Ida weakens; scattered storms locally today

Reporter: Amanda Pappas
Published: Updated:

Ida made landfall as a strong Category 4 hurricane in Port Fourchon Sunday. It has weakened considerably, now a tropical depression, but continues to bring heavy rain and gusty winds. It will then move through portions of Tennessee and the Appalachian mountains as a much weaker, but very wet system Wednesday and Thursday.

Elsewhere in the tropics, we have Tropical Storm Kate. This will not be a threat to the United States.

An area we continue to keep a close eye on is the Eastern Atlantic, where we are expecting a tropical wave to emerge off the coast of Africa later Monday. This currently has a 90% chance of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm.

There is another area in the Caribbean that could produce a broad area of low pressure. This system, once it does develop, has a 20% chance of becoming a storm or depression.

Locally, expect a very typical summertime pattern for the last couple days of August. Monday will feature a dry start to the day with scattered storms in the afternoon. Look for warm and humid conditions with highs back in the low to mid-90s under a mix of clouds and sun.

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