Hurricane Isaac is expected to slam into the Gulf Coast near New Orleans, but what could be a nightmare situation for that region could also bring Indiana what it needs -- plenty of rain.
Despite recent bouts of rain, more than 80 percent of Indiana remains in a severe to exceptional drought, heading into months that are traditionally drier.
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Though the hurricane track could change over the next few days, the remains of Isaac are expected to track across the state.
"It is going to affect our weather through the Labor Day holiday weekend," said RTV6 meteorologist Todd Klaassen. "This low pressure is going to move right across the state of Indiana, probably on Saturday."
There will be the potential for several inches of rain. There could also be some gusty winds, but the winds are not expected to be severe.
While Indiana remains in the grips of the drought, many counties have dropped burn bans.
Water restrictions remain in place in Indianapolis and in several other areas.
Stay with Storm Team 6 and TheIndyChannel.com for the latest on Isaac and how it will affect Indiana.
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