The weak remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon have moved out of our area headed northeast into Mississippi. The latest advisory from the National Weather Service indicates our area got little relief from the heat and dry conditions we are experiencing.
We may have missed the rainfall, but Gordon is still not over. What was once Tropical Storm Gordon still has a long life ahead of it as a remnant until early next week into the Great Lakes or Ohio Valley, boosting the threat of flooding from heavy rainfall.
There were high hopes for several inches of rain to fall in northwest Louisiana as the storm approached. However it weakened and very little precipitation resulted.
There is another storm brewing, this one named Florence. She is still far out in the Atlantic and current estimates do not put Florence’s track across our area.
Meanwhile, Red River and many other parishes in northwest Louisiana remain under a ban on all outdoor burning.