How Ida Will Move In The Days Ahead
The storm is expected to weaken but there could be flooding and tornadoes in Louisiana, southern parts of Mississippi and coast communities in Alabama.
Where is Ida headed next?
Flooding related to Hurricane Ida along route 90 in Gulfport, Miss., on Sunday.Credit…Steve Helber/Associated Press
Published Aug. 29, 2021Updated Aug. 30, 2021, 5:06 a.m. ET
As Hurricane Ida moves farther inland in the coming days, it is expected to lose strength, but continue to pose a danger to many parts of the Southeast, the National Hurricane Center said.
On Monday, Ida will likely bring heavy rainfall, and possibly severe flooding, to Louisiana, the southern parts of Mississippi and coastal communities in Alabama. The rainfall totals could reach as much as 24 inches in some parts of southeast Louisiana.
Coastal Alabama and the western parts of Florida could see five to 10 inches of rain through Tuesday morning, and in central Mississippi, up to a foot of rain, starting on Sunday.
Tornadoes are also possible on Monday in southeast Louisiana, Southern Mississippi, southwest Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle.
The storm is expected to turn northeast on Monday, tracking across the Middle Tennessee Valley, including Humphreys County, where 20 people were killed this month as flash floods tore through communities there. The area could see up to six inches of rain on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Hurricane Center said.
The National Weather Service in Nashville issued a flood watch for most of Middle Tennessee starting on Monday night.
By Wednesday, the storm will move through the Upper Ohio Valley, dropping as much as six inches of rain.
The rainfall totals for all of these areas could result in flash flooding, the Hurricane Center said.