Weak Karen drifts east as front moves south with rain and cooler air
Dave Cohen Reporting
Karen is no longer a tropical depression, just a remnant low, forecast to move along the Louisiana Coast today, much weaker than initially expected.
Top sustained winds are just 30 miles per hour. All watches and warnings have been dropped.
The National Hurricane Center says it will slowly drift past Grand Isle and over Plaquemines Parish through the day with higher tides and some rain, but most of the showers are expected to stay over the Gulf.
Meanwhile a cold front is crossing Louisiana.
"That rain chance is going to be about 50 percent when you wake up," WWL TV Meteorologist Carl Arredondo said Saturday night. "About 60 percent... as the front sweeps on through around three o' clock."
Cool air comes behind the front.
"After that cooler, drier weather moves on in," according to Arredondo.
He says after highs today in the 80's, we will temperatures start to drop quickly. He forecasts 50's and 60's for lows Monday, with highs in the 70's.