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Louisiana back in the cone of uncertainty

Posted at 4:49 AM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 08:16:55-04

Here we go again.

After a quiet week in the tropics it seems that they have fired back up with Tropical Storm Gamma in the southern Gulf of Mexico, and the latest addition in the formation of Tropical Storm Delta.

Unfortunately, as has been the case so many times this year, Louisiana finds itself squarely in the cone of uncertainty and landfall appears likely along the central Gulf Coast by the end of the work week.

T.S. Delta is looking better organized on Monday morning, and while there's still a few structure problems, the general consensus is that the next 24-48 hours will be conducive for development and the storm will strengthen.

The storm will spend those days moving into the Gulf of Mexico, however, toward the end of the week shear in the western Gulf is expected to increase which would limit the overall amount of strengthening possible.

That being said the official forecast still calls for a Category 2 storm on landfall in southeast Louisiana either late Thursday or early Friday morning.

Models so far seem to be in really good agreement, especially since we are talking about five days out, and while there are certainly a few differences in strength the overall track seems to look very similar.

It's a little too early to talk specific impacts from this storm, but it's time to start reviewing that hurricane plan and be ready to start your storm preparations if necessary.

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