I think back to the olden days, and outside of Nash Roberts and his pegboard map we never would have been debating whether a storm that was five days away would hit Hancock County or Plaquemines Parish. Even with computer models, it's absurd to be doing that today.
Remember, pay attention to that big circle on these prediction maps. Don't look at the line running down the center.
That said, let's see what the forecasters are saying about the future of Gustav. Jeff Lightbown at Crown Weather Services says a high pressure area in the Gulf could force the path more to the north, but a high that's could pop up over the Midwest might eventually force it back to the west.
The National Hurricane Center has the center of the cone of uncertainty crossing the central and western Louisiana Coast sometime Tuesday. South Mississippi remains in that all-important circle.