Laura downgraded but will bring additional rain to Appalachians and Mid-Atlantic

The National Weather Service downgraded Laura to a tropical depression that will bring one to three inches of rain to southeastern Missouri and western Kentucky through tonight. Mid-Atlantic states will see 1-3 inches of rain over the weekend.

Image of 24 hour precipitation from Tropical Depression Laura.

27 Aug 2020 1-Day rainfall totals from Hurricane Laura. Data provided by the National Weather Service Advance Hydrologic Prediction Service.

National Weather Service Public Advisory


Northeastern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, northern Alabama,
western and Middle Tennessee, southeastern Missouri, western and
central Kentucky: 1 to 3 inches, with isolated totals of 5 inches.

Southern Louisiana, southern Mississippi, and southern Alabama: 1
to 2 inches, with isolated totals of 4 inches.

This rainfall will continue to cause isolated flash and urban
flooding, small streams and creeks to overflow their banks, and
minor to moderate river flooding.

On Saturday, Laura is expected to produce 1 to 2 inches with
isolated maximum amounts of 3 inches across portions of the
central and southern Appalachians, and the Mid-Atlantic States.
This rainfall may lead to flash and urban flooding and rapid rises
on small streams.

24 hour projected rainfall totals for Tropical Depression Laura provided by the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center.


Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher
gusts. Little change in strength is expected on Friday, with
strengthening expected late Saturday into Sunday as Laura moves
into the northwest Atlantic.

Historical rainfall data provided by the NWS Advance Hydrologic Prediction Service. Forecasted rainfall data provided by the NWS Weather Prediction Center.

This report is posted weekly by the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) which is part of the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University