Signs of Tropical Storm Isaac’s arrival were already evident in New Orleans before it was a hurricane, with the wind picking up and people making preparations for rain and rising water.
Hurricane status for Isaac at 12:20 p.m. EDT Tuesday August 28, 2012.
Location: 28.1°N 88.6°W, moving NW at 10 mph with a minimum pressure of 975 mb and maximum sustained winds of 75 mph.
Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Isaac had slowed down to a northwesterly speed of 7 mph. The slowing down emphasized the biggest danger, which is expected to be flooding caused by heavy rain. Up to 18-21 inches of rain are expected from about New Orleans to an area between Biloxi and Gulfport, Mississipi, and north just east of Bogalusa
Potential Storm Track of TS Isaac and Hurricane Isaac showing Isaac a hurricane in Louisiana and Mississippi on Tuesday and Wednesday, a tropical storm in Louisiana and Mississippi on Thursday, a tropical depression in Arkansas on Friday, and a post-tropical depression in Missouri, eastern Iowa, Illinois, southern Wisconsin, western Kentucky, western Tennessee, southern Michigan, and western Ohio from Saturday through Sunday.
Post-tropical storm remnants are expected to be showers and scattered shower Friday night through Sunday night in Chicagoland.
Friday Night A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Saturday A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.
Sunday A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night A slight chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Labor Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
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