I don’t want to be an alarmist, but Tropical Storm Rita has the potential to become another Category 4 hurricane out in the Gulf…and head a little west of New Orleans. One map right now has it going straight to the Battered Easy. It’s most likely going to head to Texas and it’s really early, but dang.
UPDATE: Yup. She’s Hurricane Rita now. But probably not going to New Orleans. It’s just too early. We’re getting some strong winds and rain off and on here in Orlando from her.