Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Isaac is coming to Ohio

We will break down Isaac coming up. I wanted to give you my last hint... well hints. Make sure to watch the morning show tomorrow, Wednesday... that is the first hint. The second: sweater vest. All I am going to say, but make sure to watch the morning show tomorrow...or at least put it on DVR.

On to Issac on the way. It is slowing down and expected to make landfall to Louisiana early tomorrow morning... seven years, to the day, after Hurricane Katrina made landfall. The 5AM update has the winds still just shy of hurricane criteria. The strongest sustained winds were 70mph and they need to be 74mph before it becomes a hurricane. The storm is only moving at 10mph so it is slowing down over the warm waters and slowly strengthening. The storm's eye will be moving just west of New Orleans which will put the storm surge and heaviest rainfall right over the city. It will be the first true test to the new levies after Katrina. Then it picks up speed with the upper level winds and pushes our way. The timing for its arrival to Ohio is still a little unsure, but the most recent models are showing rain pushing into the Ohio Valley starting late Friday. Rain will be on and off through Saturday and Sunday with quite a lot of rain expected. Most of the forecast models are showing 1-3" for most of Ohio with some locations seeing even a few more inches...it all depends on the track. Again, personally... I hope it slows down even more.

The great news is that we have a couple of beautiful days here in Ohio. The next three days will be mostly sunny and highs in the low 80's today and tomorrow then warming into the upper 80's for Thursday. Then rain from Issac rolls in for the weekend with highs in the lower 80's. It doesn't look like the best Labor Day weekend for outdoor activities, but still a little more fine-tuning as Isaac gets closer. Enjoy the great weather the next couple days and have a good one!

Andrew Buck Michael

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