States of emergencies have been declared in Louisiana and Mississippi, as Tropical Storm Karen–the first storm of the season–is set to make landfall there tomorrow. By Monday, it’s expected to smack the northeast, and potentially the Delaware Valley. Which, by the way, has been unseasonably dry as of late. As CBS 3 notes: ”If your outdoor plants have been pretty dry the last couple weeks, it’s not your imagination. There hasn’t been a drop of rain for a while in the region.” You know, I’ll take dry plants and pass on the tropical storm, thanks.