9/3 – Rob Knight “Tropical Impacts” Labor Day Forecast

A large area of low circulation is well defined in satellite imagery over SW Louisiana this morning to aid in the onshore flow. This will garner a 60-80% chance for rainfall today and Tuesday. Meanwhile, broad circulation associated with Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 appears to be moving a bit faster towards south Florida.

As a result, a tropical storm warning is in effect. The area is also under a Flash Flood Watch through Thursday.

A storm surge inundation in the 2-4 foot range is still expected in the watch area, with as much as 3-4 inch of rainfall, but feel some banding of higher amounts to 6 inches are in play. Temperatures should be held down a bit due to increasing cloud cover, in the mid to upper 80s, with lows running the usual mid-70s to lower 80s.  If track timing holds true, most influences of Tropical Cyclone 7 should lift out of the forecast area by sunset Wednesday.

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