UPDATE: Here's the latest track and intensity forecast for Tropical Storm Sally as of 10 pm Sunday...looking much better for Acadiana at this time with main impacts well east of the area and minimal to no impacts locally.
Thinking has not really changed a whole lot as Sally is still expected to be a hurricane as it approaches the SE LA coast sometime early on Tuesday morning.
The storm is then anticipated to slowly move inland through mid-week producing heavy rainfall amounts in the process.
As we have been saying all along, the worst of the impacts and heaviest of rainfall totals will remain well off to the east of the Acadiana region.
At this time, impacts remain minimal to Acadiana. However, our eastern parishes still remain at risk for the potential to see tropical storm conditions as tropical storm WARNINGS remain in effect for St. Mary, Iberia, Vermilion, and lower St. Martin parishes.
Keep in mind though that if the track shifts even a little to the east, impacts would significantly go down for these areas of Acadiana as well.
Bottom line is that the highest threats from this storm will stay east of where the center of circulation makes landfall, and at this time, ALL of Acadiana remains west of that center line.
The forecast for the next several days highly depends on the track of Tropical Storm Sally, but if the track holds, we would likely see days filled with sunshine and relatively lower rain chances!
We will of course continue to closely monitor, but nothing to be overly concerned about at this time.