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.
Joaquin continues its journey across the northern Atlantic toward Europe, where it is expected to impact Spain and Portugal this weekend.
Winter will kick off with mild weather in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic as an intensifying El Nino influences the weather pattern across the country.
A fall-like weekend is in store for the Northeast, after rain and thunderstorms will dampen the region on Friday.
Another round of rain is expected to move through the Carolinas on Saturday, which may lead to rises on some small streams and creeks.
Oho will hit parts of British Columbia and Alaska with drenching rain, gusty winds and pounding seas before the week comes to an end.
“It was by far the most intimidating natural disaster I have ever chased,” Storm Chaser and Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer said of the historic flooding in South Carolina.
Black Hills, SD (1982)
3-6 feet of wet snow fell. Lead, S.D. had 36 inches. Rapid City had only a trace of snow.
Cheyenne, WY (1990)
All-time October snowfall for 24 hours - a total of 7.9 inches fell. The total for the entire storm was 9 inches.
Fort Wayne, IN (1992)
Straight - line thunderstorm winds of 125 mph destroyed 5 homes and damaged 99.