A serious situation is shaping up in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical storm Isaac will most likely become a major Hurricane within the next 24 hours with winds at or exceeding category 1 strength.
At this time a hurricane with winds as high as 110 mph or a category 2 strength can not be ruled out.
Another big problem with this storm is that it is setting it's path more towards New Orleans. This is bad news as forecasts are bringing the storm just west of the city which is the same path Katrina took 7 years ago on Wednesday (the 7th anniversary of Katrina's landfall).
The current track puts the most powerful part of the hurricane over the city of New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain by early Wednesday morning.
In the worst case scenario of a category 2, some experts believe that more problems with the Lake Pontchartrain levy system could occur even though it has been completely rebuilt.
Tropical storm force to hurricane force winds will likely be felt as far east as Mobile Alabama and as far west as Morgan City Louisiana.
No real problems are anticipated with this storm in the Ohio Valley at this time. Forecasts suggest that the area may eventually see some scattered rain showers over the weekend from the remnants of Isaac.