Thursday, August 21, 2008

Tropical Storm Fay's forecast path edges closer to New Orleans area

The National Weather Service this morning warns that remnants of Tropical Storm Fay could possibly bring numerous thunderstorms to the Mississippi coast and southeastern Louisiana next week.

While National Hurricane Center forecasters expect Fay to weaken to a tropical depression as it angles across Alabama and Mississippi next Monday and Tuesday, they warn that it could slide across warm Gulf waters and restrengthen.

The 5-day forecast risk bubble now stretches all the way to Texas. There's now a 20 percent chance of tropical storm force winds and a 5 percent chance of 60 mph winds in easternmost New Orleans and St. Bernard, Plaquemines and easternmost St. Tammany parishes through 2 a.m. Tuesday.

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