OLGA ashore, fish storm PABLO headed for Azores
Saturday 26th October 2019
Disturbance Fifty Four briefly strengthened as it crossed the Louisiana offshore leases and became weak tropical storm OLGA before making landfall. This is now inland passing east of Morgan City where it is weakening quickly as it interacts with a strong frontal system. This will still produce strong to gale force winds offshore and moderate to strong winds across the northern Gulf coast this morning before accelerating inland and weakening. Thereafter, this will continue to produce heavy rainfall across the Deep South and Tennessee Valley today before dissipating.
Fish storm PABLO developed overnight out of a low pressure area in the north east Atlantic. This is now 380 miles west-sou'west of the Azores headed east at 8 knots with winds of up to 55 knots. This will move through the southeast Azores as a moderate to strong tropical storm in about 24 hours with the odd hurricane force gust. Thereafter, this should weaken in the North Atlantic.
Disturbance Fifty Five is centred 200 north west of the Cape Verde Islands moving north west at 12 knots. This motion is expected to continue over the next day or two before it is absorbed by a frontal system. Tropical development is not expected.
Stand by for continued strong gusts and heavy rain along the central Gulf coast and tropical storm conditions across the Azores.