NASHVILLE, Tenn. ( WKRN) – Hurricane Ida is forecast to come ashore in southeast Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with 150 mph plus sustained winds and gusts to 185 mph plus, and pushing a storm surge of 10-15 feet.
By the time the storm arrives in Middle Tennessee as a tropical depression, it could bring 4-5″ of rain starting Monday night and lasting through Tuesday and Tuesday Night. This could cause local flooding. Residents who live in flood-prone areas should make preparations accordingly.
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the area starting tomorrow and ending at 1 a.m. Wednesday.
In addition, tornadoes are possible as the storm moves in. Although tornadoes associated with tropical systems are usually short-lived, they are still dangerous for life and property.
The best news is that the storm will be moving quickly and pushing out of the area on Wednesday. Northerly breezes behind the remnants of Ida will pull down some cooler temps and lower humidity for the second half of the week.
News 2 will continue to track Hurricane Ida.