Tropical Storm Isaac

Latest projections show Isaac will move across the southern Florida peninsula and hit the Alabama coast late Monday to early Tuesday. Previous predictions showed a mostly northern trajectory from that point but recent predictions are for a northwestern path across Alabama and Mississippi.

The storm is expected to upgrade to a Category One hurricane once it hits the Gulf Coast. Locally, we may see severe storms or even tornadoes if the system maintains strength after landfall.

Hazardous Weather Outlook

445 AM EDT TUE AUG 7 2012

 

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA.

 

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT…

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT.

 

.SYNOPSIS…

A VERY MOIST AIR MASS REMAINS OVER NORTH AND CENTRAL

GEORGIA…WHILE AN UPPER TROUGH PERSISTS OVER THE SOUTHEAST.

 

.PRIMARY HAZARDS…

THE PRIMARY HAZARDS WILL BE BRIEF GUSTY WINDS…FREQUENT LIGHTNING…AND LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM.

 

.DISCUSSION…

A VERY MOIST AIR MASS WILL PERSIST OVER NORTH AND CENTRAL GEORGIA. THIS WILL COMBINE WITH WEAK UPPER AIR IMPULSES TO HELP PRODUCE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE MOST FAVORABLE TIME FOR THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT WILL BE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. WITH WEAK TO MODERATE INSTABILITY AVAILABLE…STORMS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW SEVERE LIMITS. HOWEVER THE SLOW MOVING THUNDERSTORMS COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

 

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY…

WITH ABUNDANT MOISTURE REMAINING IN PLACE ACROSS THE AREA…SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE EACH DAY.

 

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.