Monday, August 4, 2008

Tropical Storm Edouard Weakens Slightly

At 10 am Central Time, the Tropical Storm Warning in effect from the mouth of the Mississippi was extended westward to Port O'Connor, Texas. A Hurricane Watch remains in effect westward from Intracoastal City, LA to Port O'Connor.

The circulation of Tropical Storm Edouard was disrupted somewhat overnight by wind shear. It became better organized this morning, although its maximum winds lowered to 45 mph. Some strengthening is still likely before landfall. The forward speed has picked up to 8 mph, moving westward toward the Texas coast.

Images: Top, infrared satellite from HAMweather; bottom, official forecast track from National Hurricane Center.

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