Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ida Extratropical

Tropical Depression Ida lost its tropical characteristics after making landfall earlier this morning on Dauphin Island, Alabama. Ida's remnants now have a "comma-shape" and the core of the system is rapidly cooling.

Ida's remnants will track northeast into the Carolinas tonight and Wednesday, bringing the potential for heavy rainfall along the way in parts of the Tennessee Valley, Appalachia, and the Carolinas. Up to 8" of rain is possible in isolated spots, with more widespread totals of 3-6" expected in the Southeast.
Along the coasts of Virginia and the Carolinas, onshore flow should make for rough surf and rip currents, and gusty winds will be possible through Thursday.

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