Tropical Storm Conditions Developing in Gulf Today

MIAMI, FL (Ben Caxton) — Forecasters say a disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico will soon become a tropical or subtropical storm that is headed for the northern U.S. Gulf Coast. As of early Friday morning the disturbance was centered near latitude 24.1 North, longitude 93.2 West, or about 430 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississip[pi River moving to the northeast at 12 mph. On the forecast track, the system will approach the northern Gulf Coast later today and tonight and then move over portions of the southeastern United States on Saturday. Tropical Storm Warnings have been posted from the Mississippi-Alabama border to Yankeetown Florida, and also for Grand Isle Louisiana to the Mouth of the Pearl River.


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