Ida is forecast to make landfall Sunday as a major hurricane in Louisiana

A quick update on Hurricane Ida. Ida continues to gain strength over the warm Gulf of Mexico waters and is now a category 2 with winds of 100 mph. The hurricane will intensify into a major hurricane today, possibly reaching category 4 strength late today or Sunday.

Hurricane Warnings are in effect for all of southeast Louisiana with Tropical Storm Warnings stretching up into southern Mississippi. Tropical storm conditions are expected this evening with landfall along the Louisiana coast around 7 p.m. Sunday.

Significant storm surge (up to 15 feet), damaging winds (in excess of 130 mph), and flooding rainfall (up to 15 inches) are expected as Ida moves inland.