Tropical Storm Gordon Moves Toward Gulf

Graphic illustration of Tropical Storm Florence at 5am on September 1

Graphic illustration of Tropical Storm Florence at 5am on September 1

Gordon passed over the Upper Keys in South Florida on Monday morning as it slid into the Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Gordon has formed just south of Miami, drenching southern Florida with heavy rain and gust winds.

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

Gordon was expected to strengthen over the Gulf of Mexico to almost hurricane-level winds before making landfall late on Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center said. The wave is located more than 400 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Trees sway as Storm Gordon descends on Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., September 3, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media.

The storm was moving at 17 mph west-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, which is 5 mph higher than the forecast three hours earlier.

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Forecasters say little change in strength is expected in coming days and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect. They, too, placed much of the coastline under a hurricane watch as the storm has the potential to strengthen into a hurricane.

In August, hurricane experts at Colorado State University said conditions in the Atlantic - cooler-than-average ocean surface temperatures and varying wind speeds - have diminished the chances of a hurricane striking the US during the remainder of the hurricane season, which goes until November 30.

The storm is also expected to produce rainfall totals of 4-6 inches over Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.

Parts of the northern Gulf Coast could see 3 to 6 inches rainfall Tuesday into Wednesday, from southeast Louisiana into far southern MS and far southern Alabama, according to the Weather Channel. A storm surge watch was extended eastward from the border to Navarre, Florida, and a tropical storm warning was extended eastward to the Okaloosa-Walton county line. The storm system will reach reach the central Gulf Coast by late Tuesday night and move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday. The official track by the National Hurricane Center predicts a landfall between Bay St. Louis and Gulfport early Wednesday morning as of the 4pm Monday advisory. The center issued storm surge warnings from Shell Beach, La.to the MS border with Alabama.

In addition, "a couple of tornadoes are possible through tonight across the southern and west-central Florida Peninsula", said the NHC.

Gordon, the Atlantic's seventh storm, could graze the eastern edge of the off-shore oil and natural gas platforms.

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