National Hurricane Center continues to highlight a weak tropical wave. There is now 10% chance of development in the next 48 hours and 40% in the next 5 days. There has been a trend towards slightly better chance of development with this system. As it moves into the southeastern Gulf Monday and into the north-central Gulf Tuesday and Wednesday, conditions appear to become more favorable for development. Even if this doesn’t develop into a tropical depression or tropical storm it still looks like we will be dealing with some impacts. The greatest concern at this time is heavy rainfall. Another impact that we are dealing with now and will likely continue to deal with will be minor coastal flooding. Tides are already running 1 to almost 2 feet above normal and this will continue if not possibly get a little worse over the coming days due to persistent moderate to strong onshore flow.
Prior to possibly dealing with this tropical wave we remain in a wet pattern and will see multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the next few days.
There is a marginal risk for heavy rain leading to flash flooding today and tomorrow for portions of southeast LA and coastal MS. Widespread rainfall amounts of 2.5 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are expected over the next week. These values would be higher if a slow moving tropical system moves directly across the area.r
Self serve sand bag locations are: Long Beach Harbor-hwy 90, Courthouse Road Pier-hwy 90, Harrison County Work Center-hwy 605/Cowan-Lorriane Road-Gulfport, Harrison County Work Center-D’Iberville.