I just want to update everyone on the Karen situation. According to the National Hurricane Center, tropical storm Karen is almost dead center and closing in on the US Gulf Coast. Karen will manage to strengthen to a weak cat 1 hurricane, before moving over land, and weakening. Compared to storms like Katrina, Andrew, and Ike, this storm seems extremely small, but I would strongly recommend for those of you of the Gulf Coast to not let your guard down, as the GFS model is forecasting this area to get absolutely slammed with a deluge of heavy rain. This would make flash flooding extremely likely.