Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall along the Louisiana coast this afternoon as a category 4 storm. Additional strengthening is still possible.
Hurricane Ida continues to strengthen and is expected to reach the Louisiana Gulf coast as a very dangerous storm, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Fred forecast moves the cone further east, Grace is a depression and Invest 96 is meandering in the Atlantic.
Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the panhandle. Heavy rain and gusty winds are likely through the weekend.
The low in the Gulf of Mexico could develop into a tropical depression late today or early tomorrow.
The risk of severe weather in the local area is increasing.
Round two of severe weather is expected this afternoon.
The severe weather risk for this area has increased to a level 3 out of 5 for incoming storms tonight and tomorrow.
Two rounds of severe weather are expected here tonight and tomorrow.
More severe weather is forecast for tonight and Friday into Saturday.