TRACKING THE TROPICS: Ida downgrades to category 2, turning northward over SE Louisiana

Tracking the Tropics

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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Hurricane Ida has now downgraded to a category 2 system, however, still bringing catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds, and flash flooding in portions of southeastern Louisiana.

The NHC said Ida made its initial landfall shortly after noon on Sunday near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a category 4 hurricane. The system made a second landfall around 3 p.m. southwest of Galliano, Louisiana.

In its latest advisory at 11 p.m., the NHC said Ida has downgraded to a category 2 and is moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour, and has reached maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour.

The NHC said Ida is expected to bring a “life-threatening storm surge, potentially catastrophic wind damage, and flooding rainfall” to the northern parts of the Gulf Coast.

Rainfall amounts are expected to be between 10 to 18 inches with isolated maximum levels possibly reaching 24 inches of rain across southeast Louisiana into southern Mississippi, according to the NHC. The water is expected to be at its deepest on the coast near or east of landfall, where larges waves are expected to join the surge.

Ida is expected to move well into the inland parts of Louisiana and west Mississippi before possibly making a turn to the northeast Monday.

A Storm Surge Warning is in effect for…

  • Morgan City Louisiana to the Alabama/Florida border
  • Lake Borgne, Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Mobile Bay

A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…

  • Morgan City Louisiana to the Mouth of the Pearl River
  • Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Metropolitan New Orleans

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…

  • Intracoastal City Louisiana to west of Morgan City Louisiana
  • Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama/Florida border

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Abbeville

38°F Cloudy Feels like 29°
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19 mph N
Humidity
73%
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Tonight

Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
30°F Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
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16 mph NNE
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20%
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Crowley

37°F Cloudy Feels like 28°
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17 mph NNE
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70%
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Tonight

Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
30°F Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
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16 mph NNE
Precip
20%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
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17 mph NNE
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72%
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Tonight

Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
30°F Areas of freezing rain possible. Isolated icy spots on bridges and overpasses.
Wind
16 mph NNE
Precip
20%
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Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
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37°F Cloudy Feels like 28°
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15 mph N
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73%
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Tonight

Showers this evening with freezing drizzle overnight. Low 28F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
28°F Showers this evening with freezing drizzle overnight. Low 28F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
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16 mph NNE
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31%
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Waning Gibbous
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38°F Cloudy Feels like 29°
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16 mph N
Humidity
76%
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Tonight

Occasional rain. Some icy conditions developing overnight. Low 29F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 60%. Higher wind gusts possible.
29°F Occasional rain. Some icy conditions developing overnight. Low 29F. Winds NNE at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precip 60%. Higher wind gusts possible.
Wind
20 mph NNE
Precip
62%
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Waning Gibbous

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