Tropical Storm Debby [4pm Update]
At the 4pm(CDT) advisory from the National Hurricane the forecast track for Tropical Storm Debby changed dramatically . Following substantial changes in the forecast models solutions the Hurricane Center has pushed the forecast track for Debby now well to the east of the Louisiana coast line.
At the 4pm advisory Debby was located about 205 miles east southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River (28.4N... 85.8W). This position and continued northeasterly motion, along with changes in the forecast model solutions now have given the forecasters a little more confidence in the expected track of the storm.
Earlier today many of the more reliable track models begin to resolve a solution that sent the center of the storm more to the east than toward the Texas coast. As more and more of the models began to agree on this solution the forecasters at the Hurricane Center began the process of redefining the forecast track.
For the time being residents of coastal Louisiana can breathe a sigh of relief as all of the tropical watches and warning for our coastline have been discontinued at this time.