Isaac Still Near Louisiana Coast

 

Hurricane Isaac was virtually stalled overnight along the Louisiana coast and has been edging ever so slowly to the west-northwest Wednesday morning with marginal but destructive hurricane force winds.

 

The 10:30am(EDT) radar shows that the eye of the storm is now completely on shore but over marshy areas that continue to supply some degree of additional moisture to the system. It is evident though that much of the storm is still out over the Gulf waters.

 

The image above is the radar estimate of rainfall for the storm. A large area of 6-8 inches has been estimated with some places within that area approaching 10 inches.

With the storm essentially stalled overnight, persistent winds coming off the Gulf, high water from storm surge has caused flooding across low lying areas.

 

The forecast track continues to take the storm toward the Great Lakes and then turning eastward toward the east coast. This would point to a chance for rain across the Mid Atlantic region for a portion of the Labor Day weekend.

 

The GFS computer model places Isaac’s remnant “eye” just south of Lake Michigan early Monday with clouds and some rain approaching the Chesapeake Bay.

Check out the WBAL-TV Instaweather forecast at www.wbaltv.com/weather.

John Collins

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