HURRICANE GUSTAV MOVES INLAND INTO LOUISIANA… HANNA MUST BE MONITORED AS THIS COULD BE THE NEXT THREAT TO THE SOUTHEAST COAST… DRY, SUNNY WEATHER STARTS OUT THE WEEK HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS

As Hurricane Gustav moves inland over Louisiana, all eyes will then turn to Tropical Storm Hanna which is looking quite healthy despite encountering shear from Gustav’s outflow. Gustav was never able to retain the intensity that it had when it hit Cuba and that makes the Louisiana Coast very luck considering what that would have meant had it hit as a category 4 storm. However, it still made landfall as a major hurricane and will cause quite a bit of storm surge, wind damage, and flooding. What about Hanna? This storm is expected to gain strength over the next few days as conditions improve over the storm. The current track takes it towards the South Carolina Coast but that is subject to change. Please closely monitor this storm throughout the week as it may have a significant impact on our weather here in Hampton Roads. Backing up to today (Labor Day), high pressure will nearly guarantee dry and sunny conditions for a few days. It’s ironic that this same high pressure area may be the thing that steers Hanna towards the East Coast. Please stay tuned!

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