TD#5 is looking pretty pathetic at this hour! The upper level low has interacted much more with TD#5 than most thought! It's not like a hurricane was expected on this path towards SE Louisiana, but I thought a tropical storm was likely! I still think you will see TD#5 improve/tighten up slighty before landfall tomorrow morning... A weak TS is pretty much the very best we can expect as this point! The more east motion combined with the faster motion, lead to more interaction with the upper level low... Obviously, this has lead to the horrible satellite presentations were are currently seeing! More updates to come if warranted!
Update (4pm): TD#5 is dead! The upper low wins again!