From the National Hurricane Center:
At 700 AM CDT (1200 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Ida was located by NOAA Doppler weather radars, satellite data, and surface observations near latitude 31.5 North, longitude 90.8 West. Ida is moving toward the north near 8 mph (13 km/h), and this general motion is forecast to continue today. A faster northeastward motion is expected to begin by tonight and continue on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Ida will move farther inland over southwestern Mississippi this morning. Ida is then forecast to move over central and northeastern Mississippi this afternoon and tonight, and move across the Tennessee Valley on Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 45 mph (75 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional rapid weakening is forecast during the next day or so, and Ida is expected to become a tropical depression this afternoon. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km), mainly southeast of the center over water. A coastal marine observing site at Dauphin Island, Alabama, recently reported sustained winds of 38 mph (61 km/h) and a gust to 46 mph (74 km/h). A wind gust to 45 mph (72 km/h) was recently measured at Biloxi, Mississippi. The estimated minimum central pressure is 993 mb (29.32 inches).
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