Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida Keys

Gordon is centered about 60 miles WNW of Key Largo, Florida and moving WNW at 16 mph. A storm surge watch is in effect for Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the mouth of the Mississippi River.

Southern Florida and parts of the Gulf Coast could see 3 to 6 inches of rain, and locally southern Florida could see up to 8 inches of rain.

As of 11 a.m.EDT, there were no watches or warnings on Anna Maria Island related to Tropical Storm Gordon.

A second tropical storm formed in the Atlantic basin Monday, but neither Florence or Gordon appears to be a threat to Southeastern North Carolina at this time.

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High humidity and an unstable atmosphere will cause widespread showers and thunderstorms and well as strong winds and flooding.

The storm threat comes amid major flooding in the Midwest, due to a slow-moving storm that has brought flash flood watches and warnings from Kansas to Nebraska, stretching to portions of Iowa and northern IL. It's expected to be a hurricane when it makes landfall along the central Gulf Coast by Tuesday night. It was west-northwest 17 miles per hour with max sustained winds of 45 miles per hour. This is a fast developing story and we will have updates as soon as we get new information. Rain totals will be lower as one moves northeastward into South Georgia. A storm surge watch is in place from the Mississippi-Alabama border to Navarre, Florida. Under the current forecast impacts in the panhandle would be.

Flooding is also a risk for the areas affected by the storm, including portions of southeast Louisiana north of Interstate 10 and southwest MS west of Interstate 55. A potential tropical cyclone is a tropical system that does not meet the requirements of a tropical storm but is forecast to bring tropical storm conditions to land within 48 hours. "Coastal flood advisories or warnings may be needed late Monday through midweek".

Tropical Storm Florence is also looming in the open waters of the Atlantic and shouldn't pose a threat as it meanders over the open waters.

  • Douglas Reid