Tropical Storm Gordon Takes Aim On Northern Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Gordon is making its way toward the Mississippi-Louisiana border and is expected to be a Category 1 hurricane by the time it gets there Tuesday night.  

At 11 a.m., the storm was 145 miles East-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River.  It's putting out maximum sustained winds of 65 mph and moving Northwest at 15 mph.

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The National Hurricane Center is also watching Florence, which is now the third hurricane of the Atlantic season.  Florence is more than 1,200 miles East-northeast of the Lesser Antilles.  It's moving West-northwest over the open Atlantic and is not expected to affect land.  

Finally, there is a wave just off the coast of Africa that bears watching.  It has a 70% chance of development over the next five days, but it's way too early to know where this system may head.

Image: Map from National Hurricane Center


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