Isaac UpdateAugust 30th, 2012 at 10:06 pm by Chad Evans under Chad's WLFI Weather Blog
Former hurricane/tropical storm tracks through/near our area since 1885 plotted on map below:
Only change to the forecast is for isolated t’showers/showers along I-74 tomorrow as the outermost bands of Isaac may pop some of these on that I-74 corridor. Any one of these will tend to die off in the evening. A couple more may move in that I-74 corridor Saturday morning, followed by a wave of showers/storms in the afternoon-evening where most/entire viewing area will be affected.
Overall, clouds will tend to increase from south to north through the day.
I went cooler at 90 in the far south to 96 in the northwest & 93 in Lafayette.
1-3″ rain still looks good for the viewing area for Saturday-Monday totals. Still looks like best potential of an isolated 4″ amount would be Newton/Jasper.
With the wettest August since 1987 in parts of the viewing area, drought conditions have continued to improve. Extreme to Exceptional Drought is no longer found in the viewing area. Although Moderate to Severe Drought conditions are still found, we have seen nice downgrades to the drought over the past 3 weeks.
The remnants of Isaac will help even more.