Sunday, November 28th 2021   |

Tropical Storm Ida forms in Gulf; expected to strengthen to hurricane

What had once been an area of disturbed weather with little closed circulation to mark it as a tropical disturbance quickly turned into a disorganized tropical storm named Ida on Thursday afternoon.

Weather forecasters say conditions are right for further formation of the system into a major hurricane later today or tomorrow as the system will use the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico to fuel it even further and allow its winds to strengthen to at least a Category 1 or 2 status. 

The prevailing steering currents suggest landfall will be in south central Louisiana sometime on Sunday or Monday and that New Orleans could very well be on the worst side of the storm’s destructive winds and heavy winds. 

 

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