Large Isaac heads towards SE Louisiana/ Mississippi
Hurricane Isaac spins in the Gulf of Mexico, as the system approaches the Louisiana and Mississippi Coasts. This infrared satellite image shows the large extent of Isaac. Source: National Hurricane Center. Link: http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/gmex/avn-l.jpg
The National Hurricane Center forecasts Isaac to become a hurricane before making landfall in Southeast Louisiana or Mississippi. As Isaac is a large storm, some of the outer rain bands were already reaching the coast this evening.