A tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico means that you need to be weather aware all weekend long. Staying informed is the key to protecting your family and your property. Here are some great links to get the very latest information on how Tropical Storm Lee will affect you. From our television partner KATC, here is the latest on the tropics as it pertains to Acadiana.

Acadianafirstalert.com has updated information regarding evacuations, sandbag locations and more storm related information. TV 3 meteorologists Rob Perillo, Dave Baker and Natalie Noah will be in the Weather Lab all weekend constantly monitoring and updating the storm. If you're wondering where the heaviest rain and thunderstorm activity is occuring you can view Power Doppler 3000 or the National Weather Service Radar, be sure to refresh your browser for the most recent radar images. If you're wondering about how the storm is affecting your week end plans you can visit the KATC home page for information on storm related closings and cancellations.

The National Hurricane Center in Miami is another great resource for the latest advisories including possible storm tracks. If you are a weather "geek" like I am you might want to spend some time at WeatherUnderground. Here you can read another point of view from Dr. Jeff Masters and also view some of the spaghetti models forecasters use to predict the path of the storm.

Being and staying informed is the key to your safety. The state of Louisiana and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security offer this site as a great resource for contacting state agencies and information on what to do should you need to make a decision on the best way to protect life and property.

Use these links as a supplement to the information we provide on 97.3 The Dawg. Be careful about what you see and read on social media sites such as Facebook. You want to make sure the information you are getting is coming from reliable and responsible resources.