Tropical Storm Isaac continues to bring very heavy rainfall to parts of the Gulf Coast - as of yesterday up to ten inches of rain had already fallen, and it continues to come down big-time. Final rainfall totals from Isaac could approach 20 or 25 inches in Louisiana, Mississippi, SW Alabama and parts of Arkansas. Of course, Arkansas and Missouri NEED the rain - but that much rain in a short time could cause flooding. So, things may get worse (flooding) before they get better (flood relief).
I wanted to share a very cool photo of Isaac with you - this is a nighttime view of the storm (complete with city lights), from Suomi NPP.
Here's the forecast round-up for the next few days.
TODAY: Mostly cloudy in the Upstate and NE GA with scattered rain showers and t-storms, particularly during the afternoon and early evening. In WNC, we'll see less cloud cover (partly cloudy skies) and only a few widely scattered showers/storms. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s... and it will stay muggy!
FRIDAY: Still muggy, with temperatures warming into the mid and upper 80s. Most spots will stay dry, as we'll only see an isolated PM shower or storm chance.
SATURDAY: Clouds will increase, and some scattered showers and storms will be possible, mainly through the afternoon and early evening hours. As of now I'm going with a 30% chance - meaning the storms will be fairly hit-or-miss (not a washout).
SUNDAY AND LABOR DAY: The remnants of Isaac will work eastward along a front, increasing our rain and t-storm chances. While the timing is still uncertain, these days look to bring the highest coverage of wet weather.
Andy will be back tonight with more updates - have a great day!