Tropics Update


Three hurricanes are now being tracked by National Weather Service Lake Charles. None of them are expected to impact our region.

Category 5 Hurricane Irma is north of Puerto Rico, moving west northwest towards Florida. It will be a threat to Florida later this weekend into early next week. It is forecast to have a significant turn to the north as it nears Florida, thanks to an upper level trough of low pressure in the east central United States.
Katia is now a hurricane in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The cold front that moved through our region will keep this system from heading our way. It will dissipate this weekend when it makes landfall in Mexico.
Jose is also a hurricane, and is forecast to become a major hurricane as it moves northwest across the Atlantic Ocean through early next week.

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