The official forecast brings the center of the system near the central Louisiana coastline overnight on Friday and into early Saturday morning as a weak tropical or subtropical storm.
Potential tropical cyclone three (Credit: Fox News)
Flash flood risk through Sunday morning in the Southeast (Credit: Fox News)
While wind gusts up to 60 mph may be possible, heavy rain and flooding are the primary concerns for this system – not only along the coast but across the Southeast beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend.
A general 4-8 inches is likely across the region with isolated totals of more than 12 inches possible.
Extreme heat in the western U.S. (Credit: Fox News)
Severe weather threat across the Ohio Valley (Credit: Fox News)
High pressure will also bring hot temperatures to the Central and Southern Plains through Friday.