The Gulf Coast might get struck with 2 typhoons today– but could Alabama get fortunate and miss the worst of the weather condition
? Nothing was particular since Sunday morning, and there have been huge changes to anticipate tracks for one storm: Hurricane Marco. The National Hurricane Center made a significant shift to the east with Marco’s track on Saturday afternoon.
Now, instead of coming ashore in Texas on Tuesday, Marco may make landfall on Monday in main Louisiana as a hurricane. Then Tropical Storm Laura could follow. The most recent projection track reveals Laura reinforcing to a cyclone and likewise making landfall in Louisiana or Texas on Thursday.
The typhoon center is still cautioning that more projection and track modifications are still possible with both storms,
and uncertainty is higher than usual. Marco is forecast to come close enough to necessitate a tropical storm watch for Alabama’s seaside locations. But there’s excellent news as of Sunday early morning. The National Typhoon Center has actually dropped the storm rise look for the Alabama coast and Mobile Bay in its latest update at 10 a.m.
Laura’s risk to Alabama is less clear: Laura still has to cross over Cuba and the Gulf of Mexico, so its track is more unsure and its result on Alabama also unsure as of Sunday.
The National Weather Condition Service in Mobile urged those along the coast to keep a close watch on the forecast through the next couple of days, as more changes are most likely.
Marco will approach the Gulf Coast first on Monday. As of Sunday early morning Marco remained in the southern Gulf about 325 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River. It was moving north-northwest at 14 mph.
Cyclone watches have actually been updated to warnings for parts of Louisiana and Mississippi since Sunday early morning. Alabama remains under a tropical storm watch for the entire coast from the Mississippi border to the