Tropical Storm Larry has formed off the coast of Africa and is headed out into the mid-Atlantic and at this time the system is not a threat to the U.S. mainland.
TS Larry has sustained winds of 45 mph and is traveling to the West at 17 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm joins Tropical Depression Kate and the remnants of Ida which is heading to the northeast.
Tropical Storm Larry Advisory Number 3
NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL122021
800 AM CVT Wed Sep 01 2021
…DEPRESSION STRENGTHENS INTO TROPICAL STORM LARRY OVER THE
EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC…
SUMMARY OF 800 AM CVT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 175 MI…280 KM S OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…45 MPH…75 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 280 DEGREES AT 20 MPH…31 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1003 MB…29.62 INCHES
Meanwhile, Tropical Depression Ida is expected to dump heavy rain from Tennessee to New England today.
Forecasters are warning of life-threatening floods from the former hurricane, that killed at least four people as it swept through Louisiana and Mississippi.
The entire city of New Orleans lost power and it could be days, if not weeks, before that changes for many folks.
Ida is expected to weaken to a tropical rainstorm by the time it reaches the Northeast, but up to eight inches of rain is still possible from Tennessee to Massachusetts.
Forecasters say there’s an elevated risk of flash flooding, rivers overflowing and water-covering roads throughout the region.