8/27 – Rob Knight’s “Tracking Laura” Morning Forecast
Very dangerous, Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall shortly after midnight last night as a CAT 4 hurricane packing wind gusts in excess of 150 mph. The storm continues to move north and will take the better part of today to move through Louisiana and into southern Arkansas as potentially a CAT 1 hurricane. Strong rain bands with embedded mini-supercell thunderstorms produced numerous rotating storms capable of producing brief tornadoes across many portions of southeast Louisiana mostly in the general area between Lake Pontchartrain/Maurepas and metro Baton Rouge. South Mississippi will be on the extreme outer fringe of the worst activity.
Our area will have cloudy skies, wind gust into the 20 mph range and the threat for heavy rain as convergent bands move through the region.
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