Tracking the Tropics: Heavy rain, flooding possible for New Orleans area
Meteorologist Kweilyn Murphy is tracking the rainfall potential over the next several days from Potential Tropical Cyclone Three.
Updated: 12:12 PM CDT Jun 20, 2017
Tropical storm warnings are in effect along the coast from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the mouth of the Pearl River, which includes lower portions of Lafourche, St. Bernard and Jefferson parishes.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Thursday evening, with 4-8″ of widespread rainfall likely, with isolated amounts 10-15″.
The rain could have a few embedded thunderstorms, capable of producing an isolated tornado, especially along the coast.
WEBVTT KWEILYN: IT IS JUNE 20 AND I AMMETEOROLOGIST KWEILYN MURPHY.WE ARE TRACKING THE DISTURBANCEIN THE GULF PROMOTING A LOT OFRAIN FOR HERE AND COASTALMISSISSIPPI.WE ARE TRACKING CYCLONE THREE ONJUNE 20.IT IS PICKING UP SPEED.WINDS OFF 40 MILES PER HOUR.WHAT YOU DO NOT SEE IS A LOT OFRAINFALL AROUND THE CENTER, ITIS USED OF THE CENTER, WESTERNSIDE SEEING CLOUD FREECONDITIONS.RAINFALL BEGINNING TO BUILD ASWE SEE THE FEEDER BANDS ON THEBACK EDGE OF THE SYSTEM ANDMODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN WORKINGACROSS MAINLY THE SOUTH SHORERIGHT NOW.A FEW SHOWERS ON THE NORTH SHOREAND MORE ACTIVITY AS THE DAYGOES ON.WE ARE LOOKING ON THENORTHWESTERLY TRACK AND PULLINGTO THE NORTH BECAUSE OF THISAREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER THEGULF OF MEXICO THAT WILL HELPSTEER THE CENTER AND THAT ISWHAT WE WILL BE FOLLOWING.ALL OF THE MOISTURE ON THEEASTERN SIDE AND HERE’S THEFORECAST TRACK FROM THE NATIONALHURRICANE CENTER WITH LANDFALLAROUND THURSDAY MORNING.EVENTUALLY IT WILL BECOME ARIGNET CENTER AND MORE TO DELHI– A REMNANT CENTER AND MORE TOTHE OHIO AND TENNESSEE VALLEY.WE ARE KEEPING STRENGTHENINGPOTENTIAL DOWN TO SUBTROPICAL ORTROPICAL…