Disturbance 1. BIG THREAT TO US - Tropical Storm Ida remains on track to become a major hurricane, delivering significant impacts to portions of southern LA and southern MS. Damaging winds will be possible beginning overnight Saturday/early Sunday along the coast, spreading inland through the rest of the day on Sunday. Heavy rainfall (8 to 16 inches possible) will likely lead to flash flooding. It is stressed to continue preparations for this system, as this storm has the potential to deliver life-threatening weather conditions beginning early Sunday through Monday.
Disturbance 2. NO THREAT TO US - An area of low pressure located over the central Atlantic about 600 miles east of Bermuda may develop into a tropical depression over the weekend but then accelerate northeastern Sunday toward the central-north Atlantic. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 50% and formation chance through 5 days is at 60%.
Disturbance 3. NO THREAT TO US - A tropical wave located about midway between the Cabo Verde Islands and the Lesser Antilles is expected to develop into a tropical depression during the next couple of days. The disturbance is forecast to move west-northwestward today, then turn northward Saturday. Formation chance through 48 hours is at 70% and formation chance through 5 days is at 80%.