NWS Lake Charles tropical update: 4 p.m. Thu 8.26.21
Published 4:19 pm Thursday, August 26, 2021
NHC just upgraded TD 9 to Tropical Storm Ida. It will come into the Gulf of Mexico by Friday night and head north to northwest. It is expected to strengthen to a major hurricane (category 3 or stronger) before it makes landfall in Louisiana late Sunday or early Monday.
Life threatening storm surge, damaging hurricane force winds, heavy rains and tornadoes are all risks with this system. Typically the worst parts of the hurricane are along and to the east of where it makes landfall.