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Ida has weakened to a Tropical Storm

Ida's flood and tornado threat continues today
Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 10:20:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Tropical Storm Ida is moving north at 8 mph into southern Mississippi and has max winds up to 45 mph. Ida has been rapidly weakening this morning as it continues to push further inland. While the wind threat for Ida subsides, the flood threat and tornado threat continues.

Ida made landfall on Sunday in Port Fourchon, LA at 11:55am CT as a Category 4 Hurricane. Max winds were 150 mph at landfall which ties the Louisiana record for strongest landfalling hurricane in recorded history.

Flash Flood Watches and Tornado Watches are in effect across parts of the southeast for today, and the Flood Watches extend all the way to the northeast as what's left of Ida travels NE this week bringing tropical moisture with it.

Locally, our forecast will stay under Ida's tropical influence through Wednesday with mostly cloudy skies and elevated rain chances before some drier air moves in for the end of the week.

As always, be sure to follow the ABC 27 First Alert Weather Team on Facebook and Twitter. Be sure to download the Storm Shield App to get watches and warnings delivered straight to your phone to stay updated on your forecast through the week. Get the app today: iPhone/iPad | Android.