Mississippi Skies Bulletin: Tropical Storm Idalia forms; risk for severe storms today expands

Published 10:45 am Sunday, August 27, 2023

Tropical Depression 10 officially became Tropical Storm Idalia this morning. Located near the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel is under a tropical storm warning.

Just after 10 a.m., the storm was found to have sustained winds of 40 miles per hour with a pressure of 996 mb. It’s currently moving east at two miles per hour, but models show a more northward motion with strengthening into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico expected by Tuesday.

Models continue to show the storm making landfall in Florida Wednesday.

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In Mississippi, our threat for severe storms today has expanded to include the entire state except for north Mississippi. Main risks are damaging winds and hail from noon until 9 p.m.