Tropical Storm Harvey weakens to depression as it approaches peninsula

21 August, 2017, 21:15 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
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This is great news for those wanting to watch the partial solar eclipse here in Acadiana as we should have mainly sunny skies during the eclipse from noon until 3pm.

Today, isolated showers are expected over mainly eastern parishes during the morning and also over central and western parishes during the afternoon. Short story: Formation chance through the next five days remains low at 20%.

For several days now, reliable models have had their eyes set on Florida as the trajectory of the system and that hasn't changed - and likely won't. From there it looks like it will make landfall in Mexico come the end of the week.

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Demoted but not vanquished, the remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey continue to push toward the Yucatan Peninsula and a possible resurrection in the Bay of Campeche.

We will have to monitor this moisture stream as it could lead to multiple rounds of heavy downpours which could produce to some flash flooding problems in low lying and poor drainage locations.

Three systems which the National Hurricane Center is watching closely.

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"Upper-level winds are not conducive for development of this system while it moves northwestward over the central Atlantic at 10 to 15 miles per hour, forecaster Dan Brown said in the 2 a.m.tropical weather outlook".

After Harvey dissipated into a tropical wave late Saturday night, attention has turned to a second, weaker tropical system which may affect local weather even if it doesn't become a depression or storm.

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