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The WLOX First Alert Weather Team continues to track Tropical Storms Marco and Laura. Both could approach the northern Gulf coast as early next week.

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI  (Ben Caxton) РThe WLOX First Alert Weather Team continues to track Tropical Storms Marco and Laura. Both could approach the northern Gulf coast as early next week.

TROPICAL STORM LAURA

COULD BRING MISSISSIPPI MORE THAN JUST RAIN

  • Tropical Storm Laura in the Atlantic is forecast to cross over Florida and get into the eastern Gulf.
  • The forecast calls for a possible landfall as a hurricane around next Wednesday somewhere between Louisiana and Florida, including perhaps right here in South Mississippi.
  • We are watching closely as this could produce not just rain threats but perhaps also wind, surge, and tornado threats for South Mississippi depending on how close the core of the storm gets to our shores.
  • There is still a good deal of uncertainty in the intensity forecast; the storm could be stronger or weaker than expected. We will know more once it gets in the Gulf and shows how it responds to the conditions in the Gulf. Stay tuned as we learn more details about the possible impacts.
What South MS could experience based on this track
What South MS could experience based on this track (Source: WLOX)
What South MS could experience based on this track
What South MS could experience based on this track (Source: WLOX)
What South MS could experience based on this track
What South MS could experience based on this track (Source: WLOX)

TROPICAL STORM MARCO

COULD BRING MISSISSIPPI A WETTER PATTERN

  • Marco could make landfall in Texas or Louisiana by next week.
  • Even with a possible landfall one or two states to our west, this could start a rainy weather pattern in South Mississippi on Sunday since Mississippi would be on the right side of the storm and on its wetter side and some of the tropical moisture on the right side of the storm could draw toward the Mississippi Coast.
  • There is still a good deal of uncertainty in the intensity forecast; the storm could be stronger or weaker than expected. We will know more once it gets in the Gulf and shows how they responds to the conditions in the Gulf. Stay tuned as we learn more details about any other possible impacts.

TWO STORMS IN THE GULF AT ONCE: HAS IT EVER HAPPENED? YES

  • 2002 Tropical Storm Fay and Tropical Depression Edouard
  • 1959 Tropical Storm Beulah and an Unnamed hurricane
  • 1933 A hurricane made landfall in Brownsville, TX and a tropical storm in the Florida Panhandle.
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