There’s good news and bad news regarding that low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico. The good news - for us – is that KFDM 6 News Meteorologist Greg Bostwick says “there will be no impact on our local weather”.

The bad news is Bostwick says he now predicts that it will become a tropical storm either late Thursday or early Friday, as it heads toward the northern Gulf Coast somewhere between New Orleans, LA and Pensacola, FL.

That is also very bad news for officials in New Orleans where they are still dealing with a partial building collapse that occurred over the weekend where the downtown area and the French Quarter meet.

That incident claimed three lives and injured eighteen others. Officials there fear that any substantial wind will topple two large cranes that were damaged by the collapse and currently have very little to no support, and they also fear that the remainder of the building itself could collapse.

The following statement was made by Greg Bostwick on Thursday morning: “Low pressure is becoming better organized over the southwestern Gulf this morning and will likely become a tropical storm later today or tonight as it moves rapidly to the northeast. This system will reach the area east of New Orleans around Pensacola late tomorrow into Saturday morning. Other than tides slightly above normal, there will be no impact on our local weather”.

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