Hurricane Isaac made has taken a brief westerly jog away from it's overall northwest motion. A secondary landfall near Grand Isle Louisiana is likely early this morning. Wind speeds are currently 80 miles per hour.
The subtle westerly movement over the past two hours could mean big changes here in the ArkLaTex. The current forecast still keep most of the ArkLaTex west of the eye, which is the "good" side of the storm. If the motion continues more west, instead of northwest, the eye could pass SW of the ArkLaTex, which would bring more storms and stronger winds for us.
Tropical Storm force winds (39mph or greater) are possible, especially for NW LA. Natchitoches, Winn, and Jackson Parishes are already under a tropical storm watch. Winds will be on the increase tomorrow, and conditions will deteriorate throughout the day on Thursday.