Louisiana appears to be out of the path of Hurricane Michael. The storm may have a dangerous impact on the Florida Panhandle with storm surge, heavy rainfall, and hurricane-force winds. As far as an effect on Louisiana, National Weather Service New Orleans Meteorologist Bridgette Lim doesn’t anticipate it will be too bad.
"Right now, we think most of the impacts will be there. There might be maybe some gusty wind or a bit more rainfall if any bands set up around here," says Lim.
Lim says Michael is heading north now but anticipates it being pushed off the wall of an oncoming cold front that is moving the storm to the east.
"There is one coming down and hopefully will be here by the end of the week and it's actually because of the cold front, that's what helping Michael get turned," says Lim.
Lim says although Michael isn’t an issue this time around for Louisiana, it’s important to remember hurricane season isn’t over until November 30th.
"Have a plan, be prepared, keep an eye on the weather, keep an eye on the gulf," says Lim.
The storm is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 midweek.