What to do with Hurricane Ida?
The truth be told, not much we can do. It's going to go where the steering flow guides it. Not much we can do about that. It will hit Louisiana tomorrow, and move north then NE into the Tennessee Valley then up to WV then E-NE into MD and DE then off the east coast. That is my best guess at this time of the track the the remnant low pressure of Ida.
What does that mean for us? More heavy rain. Flood potential will increase significantly by Wed of next week. Our soil is wet. Stream flow is higher now, and water table has increased. So the danger is higher than a couple weeks ago. Then if Ida tracks near us, a solid couple to several inches of rain could soak us.
As we get closer we will know more, but the threat for flooding of some kind (ex: typical low lying or flash flood or small stream or larger river flooding) will be increasing. A threat does not mean it will happen. Just something to be aware of.
Until then, not a lot happening. Cloudy for the most part Sunday. Humid yet. Monday, partly sunny. Humid. Warmer. Showers likely with the approach of a cold front. This front will weaken and slump south then stall and interact with Ida. Cooler air will try to filter in slowly on Tue and Wed. But after Ida leaves, it looks like a beautiful Labor Day weekend could be setting up with low humidity and sunny skies.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. Humid. 80.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. Warm and humid. Showers/storms likely. 87.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny. Lowering humidity. 79.
Wednesday: Cloudy. Rain. Possibly heavy. 66.
Thursday: Cloudy with rain ending, then clearing. Less humid. 71.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Low humidity. 72.
Saturday. Mostly sunny. 78.
Pastor Terry. He received his bachelors degree in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oneonta, in 1994. The education continued as a hobby by reading the blogs of some of the best forecasters in the business. Although forceasting the weather is an imperfect science, it is a pleasure to follow what the Creator has made.