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  • Isaac weakens, but still a threat...

    Good morning everyone!

    This is the first chance I’ve really been able to sit down and update the blog!  I forget sometimes how busy it is covering a tropical storm/hurricane!   Hope all of you doing well.  Thankfully Isaac was not a stronger storm.  I don’t even want to think about what kind of damage a Cat 2 or 3 could’ve done to such a vulnerable area.  Still, it’s going to take a few days to really assess all of the areas that were affected by Isaac’s path.

    Right now, Isaac continues to crawl slowly through Louisiana  and into Arkansas tonight. 

    However, flooding rain, wind and a risk for tornadoes will threaten much of the central Gulf Coast states up into Arkansas.  

    Some areas have already received close to 20 inches of rain from Isaac, and an additional 2-6 inches could fall with isolated amounts of 10 inches.   

    Over the weekend, Isaac will continue to weaken, but bring heavy rain across parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley which is ultimately good news for these areas that have been suffering from  extreme to exceptional drought.

     

    Have a great day everyone!  Can you believe next week we’re into September?  The summer just flew on by!  Talk to you soon.

    JD

Margie Gacki

Hi Everyone. I'm looking forward to cooler temperatures. It looks like the late weekend and early next week will be cooler. I stayed home from work today because my cold flared up again & I feel miserable. I think the 7 wks of radiation therapy weakened my immune system. I won't complain because things could be a lot worse. I think a nap may be in my future soon. I hope everyone has a great afternoon! Margie

September 5, 2012 at 2:21 pm

DoloresFromOK

Will Not watch any of the DNC,Bill Clinton,will probably talk about himself and how great his administration was. Wonder how much fact-checking will take place.Very humid here in Edmond,temp at 100 today.Next week they are predicting high 70's and RAIN.We can only hope and pray.Take care and stay safe out there,Dolores

September 5, 2012 at 1:06 pm

DoninRichmond

There is one thing that could get me to watch the convention tonight. I would if I knew Monica Lewinsky would also be behind the podium when Clinton was there. That would be a riot

September 5, 2012 at 11:17 am

Margie Gacki

Hey to all the regular bloggers out there. It's another humid day here. It doesn't feel like September at all with a forecast for a high of 86 today and 91 tomorrow. The humidity is what's bad about it. I hope all the regular bloggers have a great day. TAke care, everyone! Margie

September 5, 2012 at 9:32 am

Gwen

Hi guys! Yum, Dolores, your feast sounded great. We had Walton get togethers with lots of food as well...both Sunday and Monday. Looks like OK and TX are still scorching hot! We are still pretty warm, but nothing like those temps. JD tweeted about comfy sweaters the other day. I admit that I too am looking forward to Fall. Don't have plans to watch any DNC coverage this week. Just can't do it! Hope all are having a great Monday/Tuesday. Mine is very busy! Catch y'all later! Gwen :)

September 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm

DoninRichmond

Severe Tstorms headed for parts of Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota & Wisconsin tonight. 2.5" hail, 70 mph gusts possible

September 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm

DoloresFromOK

Hey all bloggers.Had a very quite weekend.Went to Ponca City on Sunday for a birthday dinner.6 adult grand children and 5 greats.The baby is 10 momths and so cute.I had so much fun with the little ones.Dinner was great.Home made cherry,pecan and cream ice cream.Wonderful.brownies with chocolate icing and more food then people shouls be allowed to have.But of course there was 21 people.And the temp in Ponca was 109. Pool got a lot of use.I stayed inside.105 today in Edmond. Take care.

September 4, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Don, how's your weather down there in Richmond? Did you get any more rain? Somehow we managed to miss all the heavy stuff so far. The humidity is nasty, though. I'm having enough trouble breathing anyway with this cold & the stifling humidity makes it that much worse. Hey to all the regular bloggers. Have a great afternoon/evening, everyone. Margie

September 4, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Margie Gacki

Yes, it's great to live in the USA with freedom of speech. It's too bad some people use their right for such worthless and stupid pursuits. But the nice thing is that when Janice checks in, she'll exterminate all the spam. Margie

September 4, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Margie Gacki

It's pretty bad when the spam outnumbers the posts from regular bloggers. Hey to all the regular bloggers out there. I hope everyone is having a good day. It's another terribly humid day in Cumberland. What nasty weather! Take care, everyone. Margie

September 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey AJ, the spammers certainly are annoying. I'm feeling better today so hopefully I'll be ok to go to work tomorrow. I'm still coughing a little but not nearly as much as before. It was terribly humid here today. I went to the grocery store in the early afternoon and I could hardly breathe. It was awful. Hopefully it won't be as bad tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great week! Margie

September 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm

A.J. De Young

Happy Labor Day folks, wanted to say hi and be after a spammer, they are saying we may get a bit cooler each day and I look forward to that, still in shock that this Labor Day but guess the older you get the faster it goes as it's all down hill..hope you are feeling better Margie and the cough is long gone and just think only days left in the week for you and Gwen, gas $4.50 here and no one says a thing, just.."oh well"AJ

September 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm

DoninRichmond

SURF...SWELLS GENERATED BY LESLIE COULD AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS...PUERTO RICO...AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS FOR ANOTHER DAY OR SO. SWELLS WILL ALSO AFFECT BERMUDA AND THE U.S. EAST COAST FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA NORTHWARD FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THESE SWELLS COULD CAUSE LIFE-THREATENING SURF AND RIP CURRENT CONDITIONS. PLEASE CONSULT PRODUCTS FROM YOUR LOCAL WEATHER OFFICE.

September 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Margie Gacki

Hey Don, I'm glad you survived the rain. We only got about a tenth of an inch. Maybe the heavy rains will flood out the spammers' computers. Is that a bad thing to wish? It's cloudy and dreary looking here today but so far no rain. We'll see what lies ahead. Margie

September 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm

DoninRichmond

Isaac's moisture will help to fuel storms & potential flooding for NYC, DC, Philly starting tomorrow.

September 3, 2012 at 11:23 am

DoninRichmond

Late yesterday afternoon we had 3" of rain. The airport which is 18 miles from me had 1.5" My daughter id 32 miles from me, she had 2.5" It's been raining here again for the past hour

September 3, 2012 at 11:00 am

Margie Gacki

I was hoping the spam infestation wouldn't make it to this thread but I see it has invaded us. I really feel sorry for people who seem to get a thrill out of such a useless pursuit. I hope they find meaning in their life soon. Anyway, hey to all the regular bloggers out there. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. After spending 2 days resting, I'm feeling better. Hopefully I can get rid of my cough today. I hope all the regular bloggers have a great day! Margie

September 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

Margie Gacki

Hey Don. We've been getting some light rain today in Cumberland, although other areas have gotten heavier rain. It's really humid outside. The temperature is 74 with a heat index of 79. There was some really heavy rain around the region yesterday, which thankfully we missed. Downtown Berkeley Springs, WV was under a foot or two of water. We'll see what lies ahead in the next couple days. Hey to everyone else out there! Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend! Margie

September 2, 2012 at 2:27 pm

DoninRichmond

Moisture from Isaac will bring drenching storms to the mid-Atlantic & New England early this week

September 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

A.J. De Young

Hi Folks, hot here again in San Marcos CA, unlike where other bloggers live in San Marcos Texas..they say our San Diego weather as we have always known it, has a new normal that will be more humid and warmer and it is sure showing it's ugly self..Margie hope by the end of the weekend you will feel so much stronger..still in shock that we are now in September, I just labored washing my car and now for a walk.AJ

September 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.