Little hurricane impact expected for Pike

Published 4:56 pm Monday, September 3, 2018

A tropical storm that meteorologists suspect might become a hurricane by landfall Tuesday evening will likely have little impact on Pike County.

A hurricane watch – meaning that hurricane conditions are possible – was put into effect Monday for the area stretching from the mouth of the Pearl River in Mississippi to the Alabama-Florida border and a storm surge warning has been issued from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

National Weather Service meteorologist Meredith Wyatt said most of the activity will be concentrated to Southern Alabama.

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“There may be a little higher rain chances for tomorrow,” Wyatt said. “Right now we’re not expecting any excessive rainfall and not expecting any stronger winds either, just stronger gusts of 10-15 mph in the afternoon. We’re not expecting anything in the way of severe weather.”

While Pike County may be safe from the weather, Wyatt said it is important for residents to know the weather on the gulf coast in case they are planning to be on the gulf coast.

Gordon is expected ot make landfall as a hurricane sometime in the late afternoon Tuesday or early Wednesday morning.