Potential tropical storm heads toward US Gulf Coast, Florida

Tropical depression may form in the Gulf of Mexico this week

Rain bands and gusty winds from Tropical Storm Gordon swept across South Florida on Monday morning and the biggest impact appeared to be power outages.

As of 8 a.m., the storm was located about 480 miles west of the islands and had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph, with higher gusts. A tropical storm warning was also in effect from the Okaloosa-Walton County border west to Morgan City, Louisiana.

A hurricane warning was raised late Monday morning for the area between the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border.

Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas. With the peak of hurricane season upon us, now is the time to get prepared. The storm was moving west-northwest at 18 miles per hour (30 kph).

Tropical Storm Gordon brought heavy rain and winds to South Florida on the Labor Day holiday. The system may potentially move ashore anywhere from East Louisiana to East Texas Wednesday or Thursday as a tropical depression or tropical storm.

Our greatest threat from this system comes in the form of heavy rain causing ponding on roads.

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Florida is to be hit by a storm known as potential tropical cyclone seven this week.

The Severe Storm Prediction center puts the Suncoast and all of south Florida in a 2% risk for severe weather. Red flags flew over Pensacola-area beaches in Florida's Panhandle, where swimming and wading in the Gulf of Mexico was prohibited. The storm will gain strength as it crosses the Gulf of Mexico, though not enough to become a hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The U.S. Coast Guard also warned that the ports of New Orleans as well as Gulfport and Pascagoula, Miss., may have to close within 48 hours when gale force winds from Gordon are expected to arrive.

Flash flood watches have been issued for seven states from Houston to Kansas City and into northern IL, just northwest of Chicago.

The storm left many businesses on Florida's Gulf Coast feeling shortchanged by the holiday weekend.

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