Hurricane Michael remains a extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane with 140 mph sustained “catastrophic winds” continuing well inland, and heading for portions of extreme southeastern Alabama and Southern Georgia.
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Update on Hurricane Michael.
With the 10PM Michael continues to strengthen with winds now up to 125 mph winds and gusts as high as 155 mph.
7PM update: Hurricane Michael is getting better organized with a tight eye forming around strong convection storms. Winds are holding at 120 mph but pressure has fallen drop to 953 mb.
The entire Louisiana Coast continued under flood advisories for higher than normal tides associated with major Hurricane Michael in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico.
With the 4PM update Michael has strengthen to a major category 3 hurricane with 120 mph winds and gusts up to 150 mph. The new
The latest on Hurricane Michael.
Hurricane Michael is expected to strengthen significantly Tuesday into early Wednesday.
Expect another round of scattered tropical showers and a few thunderstorms for Acadiana Tuesday, but drier and eventually cooler weather is on the way!
After a very hot weekend with highs in the 90s, we may see a light at the end of the tunnel with cooler weather later
Sunday afternoon hurricane hunters flew through Tropical Storm Michael and have found that winds are now up to 50 mph and the storm is slowly marching to the NNE at 3 mph.
Sunday most of Acadiana got a break from the rain but as we head back to work you are going to want to have the umbrella handy again.
As Tropical Storm Michael begins to make its way into the Gulf we will start to see some tropical moisture head our way bumping rain chances up to about 30-40% Monday afternoon.
After lots of tropical showers and storms on Saturday rain chances look to go down Sunday and Monday as winds turn more easterly.
With rain chances down around 20-30% the next couple days that means we will see more sunshine leading to another couple summer-like days with highs in the upper 80s and lower 90s with heat indices in the mid to upper 90s.
While the weekend won’t be a washout, tropical moisture will return to Acadiana manifesting in scattered, mainly afternoon, showers and thunderstorms. Meanwhile, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) has continued to increase the chances, up to 70% as of Friday afternoon, that a tropical depression, and perhaps a tropical storm, may develop in the Gulf of Mexico into early next week.
High pressure over the southeast will keep the weather generally hot and humid today, holding the fall like conditions over the middle part of the