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Summer heat, rain continues ahead of Ida’s remnants

Heavy rain likely by Wednesday
Heavy rain likely midweek.
Heavy rain likely midweek.(WDBJ7 Weather)
Published: Aug. 29, 2021 at 6:43 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 29, 2021 at 11:07 PM EDT
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  • Hurricane Ida continues to batter Louisiana
  • More heat and scattered storms through Tuesday
  • Tropical rain potential by midweek

WATCH LIVE COVERAGE FROM WVUE Television in New Orleans as Hurricane Ida continues to push through Louisiana as a strong hurricane.

Get details on the impacts locally in our discussion below.

SUNDAY NIGHT

Outflows from storms earlier today allowed for rain late tonight. Rain may linger into the night before tapering off.

For the rest of the area expect another muggy night with lows in the 60s and 70s.

LATEST ON HURRICANE IDA

Ida is now a Category 2 hurricane and made in Southeast Louisiana earlier today. The storm continues to move slowly inland and is finally beginning to weaken—though it continues to bring damaging winds and flooding rain. It is expected to continue north through Mississippi and weaken quickly over the next couple of days. From there we await the remnants over our area.

Tropical Outlook

THIS WEEK

Our pattern of hot and humid conditions will likely continue into Tuesday. As Ida pushes inland, most models suggest we would be impacted late Tuesday night into Wednesday night with heavy rain likely.

Ida could bring heavy rain into our region this week.
Ida could bring heavy rain into our region this week.(WDBJ Weather)

As far as how much rainfall and any severe impacts, it’s still a little too soon for specifics, but models are showing a few inches of rain is possible. This is highly dependent on the track of the storm. Be sure to check back as we begin to nail down the track and what happens after landfall.

Models show inches of rain possible from Ida this week.
Models show inches of rain possible from Ida this week.(WDBJ Weather)

LATER THIS WEEK

A front will help push Ida’s remnants through our region and at this time as the front moves through we could see cooler temperatures for the end of the week into next weekend. Highs look to be in the 70s and lower 80s, but this is very dependent on Ida.