August 17, 2010

Tropical Depression 5 Remnants Still Impacting Gulf Coast

Once again, the remnants of Tropical Depression 5 have moved inland over the central Gulf Coast.

The system will continue spreading heavy thunderstorms through parts of Louisiana and Mississippi as it slowly creeps north-northwestward over the next couple of days.

In areas that have been soaked by this system on a daily basis since the middle of last week, especially in Mississippi, the ground is already saturated.

It will not take much additional rain to cause flash flooding in these places.
The system will, however be tracking a bit farther to the west across the Lower Mississippi Valley than it did late last week.

Tropical Depression 5 first developed last week over the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

The system weakened into a tropical rainstorm being making landfall Thursday over extreme southeastern Louisiana.

Since then, this feature has made a loop across the central Gulf Coast region, emerging from the western Florida panhandle over the Gulf of Mexico Monday and moving back inland over Mississippi Tuesday morning.

By Heather Buchman, Meteorologist,

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