Here is an update concerning Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura.
Changes from previous update:
TS Marco's track has shifted to the north and the intensity forecast has increased as well, leading to impacts being more likely across the local area
TS Laura's forecast track and intensity remain largely unchanged
Tropical Storm Marco and Tropical Storm Laura are now both expected to bring impacts to southeast Louisiana and south Mississippi during the Monday through Thursday time frame next week. The more significant impacts are currently expected to be associated with TS Laura during the Wednesday/Thursday time frame. Watches associated with TS Marco could be issued later today.
This is a very fluid situation and the forecast remains less certain than normal. Additional changes to expected impacts continue to be possible.
Gusty winds, heavy rainfall and mostly minor coastal flooding are possible Monday/Tuesday associated with TS Marco
More significant coastal flooding, heavy rainfall, and strong/damaging winds, are possible Wednesday/Thursday associated with TS Laura
Additional Information and Resources:
NWS New Orleans Website: www.weather.gov/neworleans
NWS New Orleans DSS Website: http://www.weather.gov/lix/embrief
NWS New Orleans Tropical Page: https://www.weather.gov/srh/tropical?office=lix
River Gauges and Forecasts: http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=lix
NWS New Orleans Facebook: www.facebook.com/NWSNewOrleans
NWS New Orleans Twitter: https://twitter.com/NWSNewOrleans
Online Severe Weather Reporting: https://www.weather.gov/lix/submit_storm_report
National Hurricane Center Website: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/