Images show New Orleans eerily empty before Ida landfall on Sunday

Ida is expected to continue weakening Monday as it moves northeast.

NEW ORLEANS - Before Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, a lot of preparations were being made from evactuaion orders to a New Orleans Saints preseason game being canceled. 

Upwards of a foot of rain is estimated to have already fallen in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi as heavy rains from Ida continue Monday.

Ida is forecast to begin a turn to the northeast Monday evening while weakening to a tropical depression. The storm is expected to track across Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama through Tuesday before arriving in the Northeast by Thursday morning.

However, Saturday night in New Orleans looked like a ghost town. FOX Weather Multimedia Journalist Robert Ray took some photos to show what the French Quarter was like before Ida hit. 

While FOX Weather multimedia journalist Will Nunley gave us a glimpse of Gulfport, Mississippi before an Ida landfall through a series of videos.