Today's weather will be the quiet 'BEFORE' the storm, with mostly sunny skies and a high of 96 degrees. Tonight we'll stay clear with temps dropping to the lower 70s. And Tuesday clouds move in with a 40% chance of rain, and Isaac will zero in on the gulf coast, and Mississippi as well.
The First Alert Weather team continues to track Isaac. As of the this morning's update from the National Hurricane Center, Isaac remains a strong tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 65mph.
Inland Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect locally for Amite, Pike, Walthall and Wilkinson Counties. This means tropical storm conditions are expected in the next 36 hours.
The landfall schedule for Isaac indicates a likely strike time of Wednesday at 1:00am. The newest official track from the National Hurricane Center, forecasts the center of what will likely be Hurricane Isaac with 90 mph winds sustained.
The center of the storm is fairly large, so even if the center does not move over Mississippi, its impacts will be felt hundreds of miles away.
Also, remember areas to the right of the storm track are on the stronger side of the system, where the heaviest rains, strongest winds and highest tornado risk will be. We anticipate this being our primary concern Wednesday - Friday morning.
We'll continue to keep you informed and updated on the latest with Isaac with around the clock coverage of the storm.
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