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Isaac sets its sights on the Florida coast next week

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East Texas will avoid Isaac, as he looks to target the Florida panhandle next week. East Texas will avoid Isaac, as he looks to target the Florida panhandle next week.
The counter-clockwise flow around Isaac will usher in some drier and less humid air to the Piney Woods. The counter-clockwise flow around Isaac will usher in some drier and less humid air to the Piney Woods.
EAST TEXAS (KTRE) -

A couple of days ago, we were watching the forecast track and various computer models change course on where they though Tropical Storm Isaac would head next week.

After getting better data in our computer models, we have seen nearly all of them converge on an area that stretches from Mobile, Alabama to Pensacola, Florida.  Due to the shift in the models and the fact that they are not changing drastic course from run-to-run, we are fairly confident on landfall occurring in that Florida panhandle area sometime next Tuesday afternoon.

Impacts for East Texas

Since Isaac will be making landfall as a strong tropical storm or weak hurricane off to our east, we will be on the back side of the system.  The back side, or west side of a tropical cyclone, is where we typically see sinking air take place.  That means we will not see any rain as dry air makes its way into the Piney Woods. 

Winds will pick up out of the northeast just a bit by Tuesday and may last through Thursday.  Wind speeds will be on the order of 10 to 15 mph, with some gusts over 20 mph at times.  This northeasterly wind will funnel in some drier and less humid air. 

Stay Informed, Stay Connected

You can track Isaac's every move by visiting our Hurricane Center (see link on sidebar) this weekend.  You can also get updates by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.  Just search KTREweather.  Should any significant changes with Isaac take place, we will be sure to let you know.

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