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Weather Blog: Tropical Storm Lee still moving slowly in Gulf

by Gene Norman / KHOU 11 News

khou.com

Posted on September 2, 2011 at 10:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 9:39 PM

Here is where Lee is tonight, some 55 miles away from where it first formed just over 24 hours ago.  The slow movement means more soaking rains Saturday and Sunday across Southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.  Although the forward speed has picked up just a hair from what its been all day, its still slow.  And the west part of the storm continues to encounter plenty of dry air, evaporating any storms that might try to slip into Houston from the east.  A few stray isolated showers did manage to move from Montgomery County to Austin County, but all it did was dampen the ground briefly.  Our main impact this weekend will be steady winds, especially along the coast.  There could also be some showers that cross the Texas border Sunday, but the best chances are east of I-45.

The track shows Lee making a landfall near Morgan City midday Sunday, then slowly creeping north of the Big Easy through Monday morning.

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