Tropical Storm Gordon will likely strengthen into a hurricane before hitting the northern Gulf Coast Tuesday night, forecasters say, urging people along the coast from Louisiana to Florida to beware high winds and a unsafe storm surge.
Gordon was located about 190 east, southeast of the mouth of the MS, moving west, northwest at 15 miles per hour Tuesday morning, with sustained winds of 65 miles per hour.
A tropical storm warning is in effect from southeastern Louisiana to the Okaloosa-Walton County line in Florida.
Forecasters say 4 to 8 inches (10-20 centimeters) of rain could fall along the storm's track.
Along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center has warned life-threatening storm surge inundation is possible as Tropical Storm Gordon moves ashore.
The storm's strong winds have knocked out power in the Florida Panhandle and southern Alabama, leaving at least 30,000 people in the dark, several utility companies said.
With the app, you can constantly see all of the computer models, storm tracks and the latest written and video forecasts. Siding was peeled off some houses, but Mayor Jeff Collier said "for the most part, we did OK".
At Dauphin Island, Ala.at 10:30 p.m., the Weather Service reported gusts to 73 miles per hour and sustained winds of 56 miles per hour.
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Authorities declared a state of emergency in both states and in New Orleans in Louisiana - devastated in 2005 by mega hurricane Katrina.
Gordon is still expected to move northwestward the next couple days before turning east by this weekend.
More than 27,000 customers were hit with power cuts as Gordon came ashore Tuesday night, the Associated Press reports.
It added that beaches near Mobile, Alabama, were already seeing storm-driven waves on Tuesday morning. "Sure, but it doesn't do you much good", he said of the high amounts of rainfall.
On Sept. 5 at 3:10 a.m. EDT (0710 UTC) Aqua passed over the Gulf coast again, and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument aboard measured infrared temperatures.
As for the possibility of tornadoes, Werner said there is a very low risk.
Hurricane Florence strengthened on Wednesday morning to become the first major hurricane of the 2018 season. "Now is the time to get your plans all set", Hurricane Director Ken Graham said. That being said, Florence will continue to move west-northwest and could get out of this area and into more favourable conditions.