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Possible tropical storm headed in the direction of the US Gulf Coast, Florida

A system quickly in the direction of the central AMERICAN Coast of the Gulf is expected to be a tropical storm on Monday evening, according to the National Hurricane Center.

The system is the brewing of approximately 175 miles (281 km) east-southeast of Marathon in the Florida Keys. Maximum sustained winds of the limited liability system have been clocked at 30 km / h (45 km / h) and the system is moving west-northwest at 15 miles (24 km).

The Miami-based center said in a statement Sunday evening that a storm surge watch is from the Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the Mouth of the Mississippi River.

A tropical storm watch was issued for parts of the central part of the Gulf Coast from the Alabama-Florida line westward to near Morgan City, Louisiana.

The system could dump 2 to 4 inches (5-10 cm) of rain over parts of the Bahamas, the Florida Keys and South Florida by early Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Florence continues to keep quiet over the eastern Atlantic ocean, approximately 790 miles (1271 km) northwest of the southernmost Cape Verde Islands.

Florence was moving toward the west-northwest near 16 mph (26 kph) and maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85kph) with higher gusts late Sunday evening.

Forecasters say little change in strength is expected in the coming days, and no coastal watches or warnings are in effect.

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