(YEA, I WATCHED JAWS ONE TOO MANY TIMES AS A KID - the ocean freaks me out)
Ida Track and Sea Surface Temperatures
The storm track is outlined in white, which is also known as the cone of uncertainty. The uncertainty grows with time, thus the wider storm track as it nears the U.S. Gulf coast states. The colors you see also show sea surface temperatures, which are still warm at this time of year. The storm should be able to gather enough strength to become a category 1 or 2 hurricane today or tomorrow - stay tuned!
Modeling the Storm
Here are a number of different models that attempt to forecast the correct path. Note how they all seem to follow the same path, but a couple are printing out different calculations and are nowhere near the others. Stay tuned for further updates!
Todd's Outlook for the Twin Cities
Today: Increasing clouds. Light rain possible. High: near 57
Tonight: Lingering sprinkles early, then decreasing clouds. Low: 41
Monday: Cooler and mostly sunny. High: 54
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, less wind. High: 54
Wednesday (Veterans Day): Partly cloudy, still dry. High: 52
Thursday: Mostly cloudy, chance of a few showers - chilly. High: 53