Saturday, July 24, 2010

Bonnie Update--Saturday

Tropical Storm Bonnie became Tropical Depression Bonnie Friday afternoon. Although the storm has lost its compact features from when it first hit Florida yesterday, it is still a rain and wind maker. It is still possible for Bonnie to be upgraded to a tropical storm later today as she gains a bit more momentum over the open waters of the Gulf. Keep it tuned to WLBT for the latest information.

Mississippi will begin to see Bonnie's effects today in the form of scattered cloud cover and scattered showers. Our winds will pick up Sunday and so will our rain chances as Bonnie will be coming ashore later tonight. Here is the NHC's official forecast track.

Although this track takes it through the oil spill and up the river delta, I'm reminded of that old gospel song: "Somebody's Praying"! This storm had a much bigger punch Friday and isn't very organized today. Here is the WLBT track of Bonnie:

This track has shifted just a bit farther south than the NHC's and may make landfall near the Grand Isle, Louisiana area.

Don't leave anything outside Sunday that you don't want blown into your neighbor's yard as winds will be sustained near 20 mph with higher gusts. Ares west of I-55 could see 1-3 inches of much needed rain.

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