TD9 will push tides above normal today, Thursday

Tropical Depression 9 is looking better organized and now moving slowly north at 2 mph, and is expected to push tides higher than normal today and Thursday.

“This may be the long awaited turn toward the north and eventually northeast today,” Harrison County Emergency Manager Rupert Lacy said this morning. “Once it completes its turn, the system is expected to speed up. The current forecast track would take the depression toward the Florida coastal bend by Thursday.”

As the storm makes its nearest approach to Mississippi Coast waters late today and tonight, tides are expected to be 2 feet above normal and possibly higher depending on the exact track and strength of TD9.

Highest tide levels will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today and Thursday. A Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday.
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