Hurricane Ida expected to become Cat. 4 before reaching Louisiana

“In 25 years of TV broadcasting ... I have never presented a more worrisome tropical forecast for the WAFB area. Ida has the potential of being more troublesome than 2008′s Gustav, more problematic than 1992′s Andrew.”. Get your final hurricane preps completed ASAP!” - WAFB Chief Meteorologist Jay Grymes. 4...
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Hurricane Ida quickly strengthens to category 2 storm

Hurricane Ida as of 4 p.m. gained strength as it moves over the southern Gulf of Mexico Saturday. Ida is moving northwest at 16 mph and has winds at 105 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm track has shifted further east, bringing worse impacts to the New...
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FIRST ALERT FORECAST: Hurricane Ida moving across the Gulf, rapid strengthening likely until landfall

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - The big story remains Hurricane Ida with major impacts ahead to the state of Louisiana. As of 1 p.m. Ida is located in the Gulf, 290 miles south-southeast of the Mouth of Mississippi River and has winds of 100 mph and Ida is moving northwest at 16 mph. Ida is moving over the very warm waters of the Gulf and will likely strengthen quickly through Sunday. In fact, the National Hurricane Center shows Ida making landfall as a very dangerous category 4 hurricane. Thankfully the track has not changed much at all and likely will remain just east of Southwest Louisiana.

Hurricane Ida Slams Cuba. The Gulf Coast Is Next

Hurricane Ida hit Cuba on Friday and it is now threatening to strike Louisiana's coastline late Sunday, prompting evacuations throughout the Gulf Coast. The storm picked up speed throughout Friday with sustained winds of 80 miles an hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. Ida battered western Cuba as a...

New England Is Facing Its 1st Direct Hurricane Landfall In 30 Years

The National Hurricane Center has issued a rare hurricane watch for parts of New England, warning that Tropical Storm Henri will likely develop into a hurricane before making landfall on the northeastern U.S. coast this weekend. "If Henri strikes southeast New England as a hurricane this weekend, it will be...
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Hurricane Ida tracker: Map and projected path

Hurricane Ida rapidly strengthened Friday, threatening Cuba and the Gulf Coast of the United States. Dangerous storm surge and hurricane winds are expected, with New Orleans in the projected path.

Hurricane Ida takes form and aims at U.S. Gulf Coast with projections to become major storm

Ida grew into a category 1 hurricane Friday afternoon as it made landfall along Cuba’s Isle of Youth, the National Hurricane Center said. It is expected to become a major hurricane by Sunday night before hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast. For now, projections have Ida making landfall in Louisiana, the NHC said. If that forecast holds true, Ida would hit 16 years to the day since Hurricane Katrina ...

Cardinals Turn Around Mid-Flight as Hurricane Ida Looms

Cardinals Turn Around Mid-Flight as Saints Game Canceled Ahead of Hurricane Ida. As Hurricane Ida barrels towards the Gulf Coast region and threatens to hit New Orleans as a Category 4 storm, the Saints canceled their preseason game against the Cardinals. Arizona, however, was mid-flight when the announcement was made....

Tropical Storm Nicholas forms

HOUSTON – Tropical Nicholas formed this morning and that means big weather changes for today and into this evening. Moisture levels are creeping back up. Look for highs around 88-90 degrees, higher humidity and rain chances increasing throughout the day. Scattered rain and storms will be pushing in, especially along the coast.