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Isaac moving through Gulf, headed for Mississippi

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Issac will continue to move through the Gulf of Mexico. The storm’s track has shifted to the west, and it will likley approach Louisiana/Mississippi/Alabama by Wednesday. The official track suggests Isaac could strengthen to a Category 2 storm before making landfall. Once the system moves inland over the Gulf states, weakening is expected.

We don’t expect any storm effects locally this weekend. The "left-over" rain from Isaac will likely head toward the Carolinas by the middle-to-end of next week. Models differ on the storm’s path once it moves inland, so the exact amount of rain we should expect is uncertain. But we will definitely see an increase in tropical moisture and rain/storms mid-to-late week.

Parts of southeastern NC have already experienced high rain totals from an unrelated system over the past few days. Any additional rain from Isaac could lead to flooding problems. There will also be a slight chance of isolated tornadoes in North Carolina by mid-week. 

You can always see up-to-the-minute forecasts from the StormTrack 3 Weather Team at Hurricanes 101, and catch a full Tropical Video Update

Weather Forecaster Asha Davé




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