Track Radar of Tropical Storm

Walter Augier left and Jhon M. fish as Tropical Storm Gordon whips up rain and wind Monday in Miami

It's expected to make landfall along the Alabama or MS coast late Tuesday night or early Wednesday perhaps as a category one hurricane.

A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Alabama-Florida border, as Tropical Storm Gordon continues to move across the eastern Gulf of Mexico. I literally had to grab his hand and help him. This is a fast moving storm, which means that the impacts will be slightly less than if it was a system that moved slowly bringing constant high winds and storm surge to the coast. "It's been a good summer, and hopefully this won't do too much damage".

The improved structure as favorable environmental conditions suggest further strengthening is likely and Gordon should become a hurricane over the next 24-36 hours before landfall across the central Gulf Coast. Positioned 145 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, Gordon is moving toward the northwest at 15 mph. This is a fluid situation and tropical storm conditions will begin to be experienced along northern parts of the Gulf coast by Tuesday. Some areas may get winds as high as 73 miles per hour depending on how much the storm grows before it makes landfall.

Gordon formed in the Florida Keys early on Monday morning, and it has already battered southern Florida.

Tropical Storm Gordon is the Atlantic basin's seventh named storm of the year.

In Louisiana, Gov. John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency Monday as he prepared to deploy 200 National Guard troops to the southeastern part of the state. The storm is expected to reach hurricane strength when it hits the Gulf Coast, including coastal MS, by late Tuesday. Many replies to various National Weather Service accounts or other outlets with their pleas that the storm veer spontaneously away, as the Gulf coast is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

The storm was forecast to come ashore late on Tuesday near the border between Louisiana and MS, and drop as much as 8 inches (20 cm) of rain in some areas of the U.S. South still reeling from hurricanes a year ago.

Skies quickly turned from partly cloudy to dark gray as storms spread over the port city of Mobile in the evening.

"Little change in strength is expected through tonight, but some weakening is forecast on Wednesday, " forecasters said. The storm surge for coastal Alabama will reach between two and four feet.

A Tropical Storm Gordon Twitter account even cropped up on Monday, personifying the terror so many people felt.

Weather forecasters have issued storm warnings for portions of South Florida and the Florida Keys. It is about 1,205 miles west-northwest of the Cabo Verde Islands and about 1,300 miles east-northeast of the Lesser Antilles.



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