Oops, Karen is weakening, not intensifying.
POORLY DISORGANIZED TROPICAL STORM KAREN WILL CONTINUE TO MOVEDidn't mean to say a hurricane after all. And when it hits land it will be a depression, not storm anymore. As for the last two days, forget about it.
SLOWLY NORTHWARDS TONIGHT. SWELLS AS RESULT OF KAREN ARE STARTING TO GET INTO THE COASTAL WATERS THIS AFTERNOON. THE ONSET OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS WILL BE SLOWER THAN PREVIOUSLY EXPECTED REACHING THE COASTAL WATERS LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING.
Those climate scientists, they are magicians who understand what's going on with 95 percent probability. If you don't believe that, just ask them.
Update 10/5: Dudes and dudettes, storm is not even gonna make it to land, will be downgraded to a tropical depression off the Louisiana shore.
And Saturday evening...
WATCHES AND WARNINGS -------------------- CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY... ALL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT... THERE ARE NO COASTAL TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS OR WATCHES IN EFFECT. INTERESTS ALONG THE NORTH-CENTRAL GULF COAST SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE AT WEATHER.GOV.
Sunday Morning, BYE BYE Karen!