9/4 – Rob’s “Tropical Storm/Hurricane Gordon” Update
Hurricane warning in effect for the Mississippi coast!
TS Gordon continues to move to the NW, closer to the area. The NHC is now predicting landfall still in the local area but a bit earlier around 7/8 p.m.
Conditions will begin to deteriorate later this afternoon with the majority of the impacts this evening with landfall. We should see a rather quick decay of the system as it penetrates farther inland overnight and into Wednesday morning. Rain banding may linger a bit longer as the feeder flow pattern would cut through the coastal sections of our forecast area to maintain a risk of locally heavy rainfall through Wednesday before the process shuts down and shifts well north heading into Thursday.
Once Gordon runs its course in the short-term, the weather pattern transitions back to regular onshore flow regime and attendant land-gulf breeze processes each day through the weekend.