Forecasters are saying that Louisiana will be impacted by a hurricane later this week. The current consensus is that the storm will be around a category 2 hurricane.

TD 9 is currently moving NW at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 35mph. The latest track has the storm taking a more eastern path which is great news for SWLA, but I will caution that there's still plenty of time for this track to change.

National Hurricane Center
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Tropical Depression 9 will most likely become Tropical Storm Ida later tonight. The National Hurricane Center is reporting that somewhere close to Grand Isle, on the Louisiana coast, should start to feel hurricane winds Saturday night into early Sunday morning.

National Hurricane Center

Here's the National Weather Service forecast for Southwest Louisiana:

  • Saturday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 8am. High near 89. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
  • Saturday Night - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Low around 74. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
  • Sunday - A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. High near 90. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Sunday Night - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers. Low around 75. North wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
  • Monday - A chance of showers before 8am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8am and 2pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. North wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
  • Monday Night - Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Keep listening to our station on your radio and download our free mobile app for the latest information and updates on Tropical Depression 9 until and after landfall. We'll be here before, during, and after the storm with the critical information you need if this storm hits SWLA.

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Essential Items for Your Hurricane Kit