Tropical Storm Ida Ida is now a tropical storm, but its threats of flooding rainfall and isolated tornadoes will continue to spread inland from the South into parts of the East through midweek. Strong winds and storm-surge flooding will also linger near the northern Gulf Coast states on Monday (Aug. 30) as Ida winds down, according to Weather.com.

Ida caused serious damage in southeast Louisiana on Sunday, including in the New Orleans metro area. See this link for the latest details on those impacts.

The center of Ida is located over the lower Mississippi Valley right now. Bands of heavy rain containing gusty winds are spreading from southeast Louisiana into Mississippi, Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle.

Ida is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later today over Mississippi. Its remnant low will then track through the central Appalachians, then the mid-Atlantic later in the week.

Tropical storm warnings remain in effect from southeast Louisiana into southern and central Mississippi and southwest Alabama. These areas will see tropical-storm-force wind gusts on Monday that could down some additional trees and trigger more power outages.

Storm surge will continue to keep water levels elevated today along the northern Gulf Coast.

The most widespread impact going forward through midweek will be flooding rainfall from parts of the South into the East.

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