Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida

Tropical depression may form in the Gulf of Mexico this week

"The combination of a unsafe storm surge and the tide will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline", the National Hurricane Center said in a statement.

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center as of 4:00 PM CDT, now has Tropical Storm Gordon strengthening into a weak Category 1 hurricane just ahead of making landfall along the central Gulf Coast.

John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Gordon approaches the U.S. Gulf Coast.

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By early Tuesday morning, the storm was centered 230 miles (365 kilometers) east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, with top sustained winds of 65 mph (100 kph), forecasters said. The system may potentially move ashore anywhere from East Louisiana to East Texas Wednesday or Thursday as a tropical depression or tropical storm.

The city expected to feel the storm's impact through Wednesday, she said.

The latest storm of the Atlantic hurricane season has formed near south Florida.

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Until then, the tropical storm could cause risky storm surge, strong winds, and flash flooding along the Gulf Coast from the tip of Florida to eastern Texas. High winds and heavy rains are expected along the Gulf coast, including in Biloxi, Mississippi. Meanwhile, rainfall totals up to 150 mm are possible for southern Alabama, southern MS and Louisiana. "Nine out of ten fatalities in tropical systems are due to water". Rain totals greater than an inch will be possible in the western Big Bend areas near the coast with the possibility of locally higher amounts. The hurricane center said little change in strength is forecast over the next few days.

Forecast rainfall from the National Weather Service. The region could see rising waters of three to five feet. This inundation could flood and potentially damage low-lying roads, homes, and businesses. 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. "Surge-related flooding depends on the relative timing of the surge and the tidal cycle, and can vary greatly over short distances". "All preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion, as tropical storm conditions are expected to arrive in the warning areas Tuesday afternoon". Tropical storm force winds, heavy rain with isolated flooding, and an isolated tornado threat are all possible tomorrow as a tropical wave strengthens into a tropical storm over the next 24 to 36 hours.

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