UPDATE: Forecasters now say the remnants of Ida could dump up to six inches of rain over parts of Maryland.
Original story below…
NOTTINGHAM, MD—Hurricane Ida is expected to make landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, but could also impact Maryland by the middle of next week.
As of 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, Hurricane Ida was located 350 miles SSE of the mouth of the Mississippi River. The storm is moving northwest at 16 mph, according to the National Weather Service.
Maximum sustained winds are now at 85 mph.
Rapid strengthening is predicted over the next 24-36 hours. Hurricane Ida will be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it reaches the coast of Louisiana on Sunday.
Current forecasts show the remnants of Hurricane Ida approaching the Maryland area by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Residents should stay tuned to local forecasts as the storm approaches.