Chances are high for a tropical storm named LEE to come ashore on the Gulf coast

BREAKING NEWS – 8 PM Thursday, September 1. Tropical Depression 13 has now formed about 225 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It has sustained winds of 35 mph and is moving northwest at 6 mph.

With the depression soon to become a tropical storm and the Labor Day weekend approaching, conditions don’t bode well for residents in parts of the northern Gulf coast. The upper winds predicted by the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin shows the upper level low pressure center near New Orleans around 8 PM Saturday.

Computer models show several diverse scenarios for this storm. I am only showing you this posible track the storm may take. The low pressure trough in the Great Lakes region may pick up this storm and turn it northeastward across the Southeastern U.S. For our area that would probably bring an increase of showers here late Sunday or on Monday.

Be sure to keep up with developments through the National Hurricane Center and WJXT’s Weather Team the next few days. We are concerned for you if you are traveling west this weekend on Interstate 10. If you are heading up Interstate 75, there may be heavy rains and possible floods in some places there the first of next week, depending on the track the storm takes.



  1. 1 bb September 2, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Will Lee play a roll in Katia’s future tracking, potentially turning it west?

    • 2 geotv4 September 2, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      The eastern U.S. is between the two storms. Lee is completely separate and is virtually parked near the Louisiana coast. If anything turned Katia west, it would have to high pressure from Canada moving to New England to block Katia’s track to the north around the Bermuda high.

  2. 3 Steve Barnard September 2, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    what do you mean when you say 20% rain, is that 20% of the area will get it or what

    • 4 geotv4 September 2, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      It means if you are outside, on 2 days out of 10 you could get wet. Showers are often spotty and there’s no way to forecast where it will rain, and where it will not!

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