Isaac continues to wobble, perplex forecasters
PORT FOURCHON – Two landfalls and a wobbly, coastline-hugging track continues to keep meteorologists guessing what Hurricane Isaac will do next.
As of the latest advisory (8 a.m. CDT Wednesday), Isaac was located at 29.5N, 90.5W and moving northwest at 6 mph.
The storm, as it made land, began to see a rise in pressure and a drop in winds.
Isaac, currently sits about 40 miles southwest of New Orleans.
But with the outer reaches of the bands reaching about 175 miles out from the storm's center on the east, southeastern Louisiana has a long day ahead of it.
In Acadiana, meanwhile, local meteorologists say the forecast still calls for tropical storm conditions with winds ranging from 30 to 50 mph, pending location. Rain can also be expected.
The weather is projected to incline throughout the day Wednesday and into Thursday as the storm moves farther inland.
Isaac has already forced some parishes to close schools for Thursday as well, namely Lafayette and St. Martinville parishes, but Acadia Parish schools and government offices are still assessing and will not make a decision until later today.