This product covers Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi **TROPICAL STORM AND STORM SURGE WATCHES IN EFFECT FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA AND COASTAL MISSISSIPPI** NEW INFORMATION --------------- * CHANGES TO WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - None * CURRENT WATCHES AND WARNINGS: - A Storm Surge Watch and Tropical Storm Watch are in effect for Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lower Plaquemines, Lower St. Bernard, Orleans, and Upper St. Bernard - A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Ascension, Livingston, Lower Jefferson, Southern Tangipahoa, St. Charles, St. James, St. John The Baptist, St. Tammany, Upper Jefferson, and Upper Plaquemines * STORM INFORMATION: - About 770 miles south-southeast of New Orleans LA or about 780 miles south-southeast of Gulfport MS - 19.4N 86.3W - Storm Intensity 40 mph - Movement East or 90 degrees at 2 mph SITUATION OVERVIEW ------------------ OVERVIEW...At 700 PM CDT, Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto is moving erratically toward the east near 2 mph off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The system is expected to begin drifting to the north tonight and move into the southern Gulf of Mexico Saturday. Tropical impacts should begin to be felt across Southeast Louisiana and Southern Mississippi by late Sunday and Sunday night and persist through Tuesday morning. The primary impact will be heavy rainfall that could produce inland flooding. Secondary impacts will be storm surge, tornadoes, and tropical storm force winds. POTENTIAL IMPACTS ----------------- * FLOODING RAIN: Prepare for locally hazardous rainfall flooding having possible limited impacts across portions of the Mississippi coast and extreme Southeast Louisiana. Potential impacts include: - Localized rainfall flooding may prompt a few evacuations. - Rivers and tributaries may quickly rise with swifter currents. Small streams, creeks, canals, and ditches may become swollen and overflow in spots. - Flood waters can enter a few structures, especially in usually vulnerable spots. A few places where rapid ponding of water occurs at underpasses, low-lying spots, and poor drainage areas. Several storm drains and retention ponds become near-full and begin to overflow. Some brief road and bridge closures. Elsewhere across Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi, little to no impact is anticipated. * WIND: Prepare for dangerous wind having possible significant impacts across extreme southeast Louisiana and coastal Mississippi. Potential impacts include: - Some damage to roofing and siding materials, along with damage to porches, awnings, carports, and sheds. A few buildings experiencing window, door, and garage door failures. Mobile homes damaged, especially if unanchored. Unsecured lightweight objects become dangerous projectiles. - Several large trees snapped or uprooted, but with greater numbers in places where trees are shallow rooted. Several fences and roadway signs blown over. - Some roads impassable from large debris, and more within urban or heavily wooded places. A few bridges, causeways, and access routes impassable. - Scattered power and communications outages, but more prevalent in areas with above ground lines. * SURGE: Prepare for life-threatening surge having possible significant impacts across the immediate coast of Mississippi and also for east facing shores outside of the hurricane protection system in far Southeast Louisiana. Potential impacts in this area include: - Areas of inundation with storm surge flooding accentuated by waves. Damage to several buildings, mainly near the coast. - Sections of near-shore escape routes and secondary roads become weakened or washed out, especially in usually vulnerable low spots. - Major beach erosion with heavy surf breaching dunes. Strong and numerous rip currents. - Moderate damage to marinas, docks, boardwalks, and piers. Several small craft broken away from moorings, especially in unprotected anchorages. Also, prepare for locally hazardous surge having possible limited impacts along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. Elsewhere across Southeast Louisiana and South Mississippi, little to no impact is anticipated. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS * OTHER PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION: Now is the time to check your emergency plan and emergency supplies kit and take necessary actions to protect your family and secure your home or business. When making safety and preparedness decisions, do not focus on the exact forecast track since hazards such as flooding rain, damaging wind gusts, storm surge, and tornadoes extend well away from the center of the storm. If in a place that is vulnerable to high wind, such as near large trees, a manufactured home, upper floors of a high-rise building, or on a boat, plan to move to safe shelter. If you live in a place particularly vulnerable to flooding, such as near the ocean or a large inland lake, in a low-lying or poor drainage area, in a valley, or near an already swollen river, plan to move to safe shelter on higher ground. Always heed the advice of local officials and comply with orders that are issued. Do not needlessly jeopardize your life or the lives of others. When securing your property, outside preparations should be concluded as soon as possible before conditions deteriorate. The onset of strong gusty winds or flooding can cause certain preparedness activities to become unsafe. Be sure to let friends and family members know of your intentions for weathering the storm and your whereabouts. Have someone located away from the threatened area serve as your point of contact. Share vital contact information with others. Keep cell phones handy and charged. Check on those who may not be fully aware of the situation or who are unable to make personal preparations. If you are a visitor, know the name of the county or parish in which you are located and where it is relative to current watches and warnings. If staying at a hotel, ask the management staff about their onsite disaster plan. Listen for evacuation orders, especially pertaining to area visitors. Closely monitor weather.gov, NOAA Weather Radio and local news outlets for official storm information. Listen for possible changes to the forecast. * ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION: - For information on appropriate preparations see ready.gov - For information on creating an emergency plan see getagameplan.org - For additional disaster preparedness information see redcross.org NEXT UPDATE ----------- The next local statement will be issued by the National Weather Service in New Orleans LA around 11 PM CDT, or sooner if conditions warrant.
Current Condition: Humid and Partly Cloudy
Wind Speeds: 2.72mph
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Temperature: 83/71 Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day. Sunday:
Temperature: 85/72 Partly cloudy throughout the day. Monday:
Temperature: 83/74 Breezy until afternoon and rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. Tuesday:
Temperature: 91/75 Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. Wednesday:
Temperature: 94/75 Humid throughout the day and partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.