MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to strengthen into a hurricane late Tuesday when it hits the central AMERICAN Coast of the Gulf, including the coast of Mississippi. From there it is forecast to move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.
Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it lashed the southern part of the country with heavy rains and strong winds.
The storm was centered 280 miles (450 km) east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, forecasters said early Tuesday morning. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 65 mph (100 km / h).
A hurricane warning is in effect for the area that stretches from the mouth of the Pearl River in Mississippi to the Alabama-Florida border.