MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Isaac has weakened to a tropical depression, but it continues to drench portions of the northern Gulf Coast and Mid-South.
At 5 p.m., the center of the storm was located about 35 miles west-northwest of Monroe, Louisiana.
The storm’s maximum sustained winds have dropped to 35 mph with some higher gusts.
Isaac continues to move to the north-northwest at 12 mph.
All coastal warnings associated with Isaac have been discontinued.
Isaac is forecast to take a northerly turn on Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Isaac will continue to move over Louisiana Thursday night and over Arkansas on Friday.
The National Hurricane Center reports water levels will remain elevated in southeastern Louisiana and coastal Mississippi through Thursday night, then gradually subside Friday.
Rainfall totals from Isaac are expected to range from seven to 14 inches of rainfall over northern and eastern Louisiana, much of Mississippi, southwest Alabama, Arkansas and southern Missouri through Friday.
Some areas could see as much as 25 inches of rain.
The heavy rain potential will spread eastward this weekend into drought-affected portions of the Midwest and Ohio Valley.