Major Hurricane Laura and Timing the Thunderstorms Tomorrow in the Northeast
Major Hurricane Laura has 115 mph maximum sustained winds, but the pressure continues to drop, so the wind speed will continue to increase. The brand-new recon is showing winds near 120 mph (see 2nd image). This will be a catastrophic hit for western to central Louisiana. See previous post for more information. The next advisory from the National Hurricane Center comes out at 11 AM EDT.
The 3rd image shows the severe weather potential for tomorrow into tomorrow night. Heavy downpours, frequent lightning, damaging wind gusts, large hail, and isolated tornadoes are all possible. The 4th "image" (video) from the NAM model from 1 PM to 10 PM shows the projected timing. For Long Island, the timing is generally from around 6 PM to 10 PM, but they will move through quickly. I will have more updates on this later today and tomorrow.
The last image shows there will be more tropical systems coming after Laura!
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