Bruce: Idalia expected to be a category 4 hurricane making landfall just after daybreak Wednesday

Published: Aug. 29, 2023 at 3:15 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The big weather headline is Hurricane Idalia making its way toward the Florida coast. Forecasts continue to show a landfall as a major hurricane in the Big Bend region. That area is large bur the strike zone as of now is in the less populated areas of St. Marks and Cedar Key.

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Tropical Depression 11 formed well out in the Atlantic east of major Hurricane Franklin. While Franklin will pass just west of Bermuda, TD 11 does not appear that it will make any impact on land. Our old trough is also protecting our region from seeing major effects from Idalia. We will actually see a northeasterly wind keeping pleasant and drier conditions in place for Wednesday and Thursday. More much-needed rain will return in time for the weekend.

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