A very slow-moving disturbance, associated in part with the remnants of Isaac, will drift over the north-central Gulf of Mexico and could bring more flooding problems to coastal areas.
Very humid air, combined with the disturbance will unleash downpours and the potential for flash flooding from part of the Louisiana coast to the Florida Panhandle.
Since strong wind shear will increase over the Gulf this weekend, the feature is unlikely to have enough time to develop a strong, low-level circulation. However, a weak system, such as a tropical depression or storm could come about.
Alicia formed from a complex of thunderstorms moving southward over the Gulf of Mexico in 1983. If such a system were to develop and be named, it would "not" gather the name Isaac.
Moisture regenerated from new system could then be drawn up along the Atlantic Seaboard or dragged across the Florida Peninsula over the weekend, enhancing downpours once again.
It appears that the remnants Isaac has split into two parts with one feature over the eastern Great Lakes and the other along the central Gulf coast Tuesday evening.
There is a continued risk of flash flooding from the lingering tropical downpours and any extra enhancement this disturbance provides through the weekend.
During the 24-hour period ending at 1:00 p.m. CDT Wednesday, Mobile, Ala. received 3.60 inches of rain. Pascagoula, Miss. picked up 3.05 inches during the same period as the system drifted slowly southward.
Several inches to a half a foot of additional rain could fall from a slow-moving, weak tropical system anywhere along the central and eastern Gulf Coast area through the weekend.
Cooler, less humid air gathering momentum over Canada is forecast to sweep across Texas this weekend. That air could reach the central Gulf Coast area by early next week providing relief for those sweltering in heat and humidity and dodging downpours in the wake of Hurricane Isaac.
A powerful storm will bring disruptive weather from Spain to France and Italy for Christmas Day.
As California heads into its third consecutive dry winter with no relief in sight, firefighters continue to battle a late-fall blaze in Big Sur.
After several days of unseasonable warmth, bitter cold and rounds of snow will continue to spread across the Western and Central states into this weekend.
Similar to the days prior to Thanksgiving, the worst weather will focus on the days prior to Christmas as millions of travelers take to the roads and skies in the U.S. and southern Canada.
An abrupt and abnormal cold wave gripped parts of southeastern Texas in early December, catching many off-guard, including two native Southern California bobcats recently transferred to the area.
Warm air is forecast to surge into much of the eastern half of the nation by the weekend and will be accompanied by heavy rain and flooding risk in some locations.
Atlantic Ocean (1984)
Hurricane Lili northeast of Puerto Rico. Only the 6th tropical storm in December since 1886.
Black Hills, SD (1964)
Chinook: temp. rise 0 degrees to 50 degrees.
A cold outbreak sent the temperature plummeting to 3 degrees below zero at Nantucket, MA and to 11 degrees below zero at Boston, MA