Tropical Storm Gordon has formed


The National Hurricane Center has named the seventh tropical storm for the 2018 Atlantic season, Tropical Storm Gordon.

For everyone else, the mayor is urging them to stock up on supplies, and shelter in place. It is incredibly unlikely we will feel winds that strong here in Kentuckiana.

At Lowdermilk Park, the beach was almost empty despite there being no signs of red tide.

The tropical wave, which is now over Cuba and the Western Bahamas, will move northwest over Key West and then right up, landing above Mobile, Alabama or East of New Orleans, Louisiana on Tuesday or so.

"Tropical storm conditions are expected to reach those areas late Tuesday", senior hurricane specialist Stacy R. Stewart said, "with hurricane conditions possible in the watch area".

Barricades and "high water" signs were also moved to the New Orleans area in case of need. At this time, there is a 20% chance of formation over the next five days.

Florence was moving toward the west-northwest near 16 miles per hour and maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.

Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing its push toward the northern Gulf Coast.

Tropical Storm Gordon looks to make landfall as a category 1 hurricane on Tuesday night on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible.

Upper-level wind shear is now too high to support a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico, but wind shear is forecasted to decrease as the wave moves into the Gulf. Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labour Day holiday was 'NOT a beach day, ' with rough surf and potential rip currents.

Police advised beach-goers to stay indoors.

Gordon could make landfall on the western side of the cone, near New Orleans, the east side, near the Alabama/Mississippi border, or anywhere in between.

Tropical Storm Gordon's gusty winds and heavy rains began buffeting the Alabama coast on Tuesday night after coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana hustled to prepare for the deluge. We'll increase the clouds as the day goes on and also look for a few isolated downpours after 6PM, particularly south of US-82.

More than 4,000 Florida Power & Light customers lost power on Monday as a result of the weather.

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.

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

The child died when a tree fell on top of a mobile home in Pensacola as Gordon whipped the region with tropical storm-force winds and heavy downpours, a spokeswoman with the Escambia County Sheriff's Office said.

A Hurricane Watch is in effect from the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida Border.

At 5 p.m., the disturbance was centered near latitude 22.7 North, longitude 77.3 West or about 275 east-south-east of Marathon, Florida. The risk is enhanced Monday afternoon near the Atlantic coastline from Fort Lauderdale to West Palm Beach where stronger individual thunderstorms may develop and move ashore.