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Laura Becomes A Remnant Low

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Tropics Forecast Cone at 4:44 Saturday Night, August 29th
Tropics Forecast Cone at 4:44 Saturday Night, August 29th

Location 130 miles E of Louisville Kentucky
Wind 25 mph
Heading E at 28 mph
Pressure 29.65
Coordinates 83.3W, 38.4N

Discussion

At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Laura was located near latitude 38.4 North, longitude 83.3 West. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east near 28 mph (44 km/h) and this motion is expected to accelerate further today and Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 25 mph (35 km/h) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours as it emerges into the northwest Atlantic. On Monday, the system should be absorbed into a stronger low moving through Atlantic Canada.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1004 mb (29.65 inches).

Tropics Satellite at 4:44 Saturday Night, August 29th
Tropics Satellite at 4:44 Saturday Night, August 29th

Watches and Warnings

No coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Tropics Models at 9:10 Saturday Morning, August 29th
Tropics Models at 9:10 Saturday Morning, August 29th

Land Hazards

RAINFALL: Additional rainfall of 1 to 2 inches is forecast across eastern portions of the Mid-Atlantic states today.

This rainfall may cause isolated flash and urban flooding, and small streams and creeks to overflow their banks across the aforementioned regions. Minor to moderate river flooding is occurring or forecast in Louisiana, Arkansas, and northern Mississippi.

WIND: Winds with Laura are expected to increase near and offshore the Mid-Atlantic coast as the low pressure system moves into the northwest Atlantic tonight and Sunday.

TORNADOES: The risk for a couple of tornadoes should redevelop Saturday afternoon and evening from North Carolina through the Delmarva region.