Tropical Storm Laura Named in the Atlantic
Tropical Storm Laura has formed in the central Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Laura is moving west at 21. This system will face very few obstacles to strengthening as it continues moving at a similar speed and direction across the southwest Atlantic. The only thing that could change, is if is pushed a bit farther south and moves over the Caribbean Islands, which would send a much weaker storm toward Florida and the Gulf. However, at this time, it appears a hurricane will enter the eastern Gulf of Mexico early next week. From there, it is expected to turn northwest and parallel the west coast of Florida. If this plays out, impacts to the Baton Rouge area should be minimal. If it jogs farther west, the local area could experience additional rain or tropical storm conditions.
The WBRZ Weather Team is here for you, on every platform. Your weather updates can be found on News 2, wbrz.com, and the WBRZ WX App on your Apple or Android device. Follow WBRZ Weather on Facebook and Twitter for the latest tropical advisories, as soon as they are issued.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Emotional Paul Mainieri reads notes left behind by fans at Alex Box...
LSU Tigers are ready for Super Regional weekend
LSU battles back to beat Oregon in Regional final
Coach Paul Mainieri announces retirement after 15 seasons at LSU
Brennan Stuprich named Southland Freshman of the Year