Tropical Depression Mindy Makes Landfall Bringing Threat of Tornadoes and Thunderstorms

by Michael Freeman

Between Hurricanes Ida and Larry, we’ve had no shortage of terrible weather lately. Tropical storm Mindy is looking to add to that problem, making landfall last night and bringing thunderstorms and tornado threats with it.

Hitting land across the Florida Panhandle late last night, Mindy is forecast to bring heavy rain. FOX News meteorologists project 2-4 inches of rain for the Florida Panhandle and northern Florida. Additionally, southern Georgia and South Carolina will receive a similar treatment through Thursday. Some isolated areas may endure 6 inches and tornadoes are also possible.

Luckily, Mindy should move off the southeastern coast and into the Atlantic in a few days. Weather forecasters expect it to dissipate as it shifts away from land.

Simultaneously, Hurricane Larry is currently holding steady as a Category 2 storm. It is slated to pass east of Bermuda today. As such, tropical storm warnings are in effect for the island. It should be noted heavy surf and high rip current risk will also continue along the east coast beaches. This warning will persist through the end of the week as Larry’s swells reach the coast.

Further up the coast, a cold front along the northeast will bring showers and thunderstorms, with local flooding later today. Meanwhile, weather affiliates issued excessive heat warnings and heat advisories in the western U.S. The affected areas include California and the southwest, such as Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.

These hot, arid conditions will only contribute further to a long-term drought in the region. Unfortunately, it may also add to California’s wildfire problem.

Set To Perform In Loretta Lynn’s Flood Relief Benefit Concert, Luke Combs Sends Touching Message

Given the mass amount of devastation Tennessee and Louisiana have faced lately, it’s not surprising the country music community has been pitching in to help. Loretta Lynn recently announced a benefit concert to aid flood relief efforts. Being invited to perform, Luke Combs took to social media to express his thanks.

“It’s been heartbreaking to see the devastation of the recent floods in Middle Tennessee, that literally hit so close to my home, so I wanted to do my part & help. I am honored to be a part of this event with @LorettaLynn,” Combs tweeted.

Taking it a step further, he used the platform to encourage followers to attend and donate.

“I hope you can come and join this amazing group of artists who want to use their music and platform to help heal our neighbors. See you at the @opry. To donate, text TNFLOODRELIEF to 44321.”

Loretta Lynn leads the concert, which debuts on September 13. Taking place at the Grand Ole Opry, proceeds will go to the United Way of Humphreys County. Those interested in donating can visit their official website.