Tropical Storm Gordon depressions in the south of Florida
The National Weather Service expects Gordon to gain strength when he is in the Gulf of Mexico, can reach near-hurricane level of strength is; Garrett Tenney reports.
After the Tropical Storm Gordon drenched parts of South Florida on Monday evening, the National Hurricane Center issued a hurricane warning for parts of the Coast of the Gulf, where the storm is expected to roar ashore as soon as late Tuesday.
Meteorologists have warned Gordon is likely to strengthen into a hurricane by the time it reaches the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana.
A #Hurricane Warning is issued from the mouth of the Pearl River eastward to the Alabama/Florida border for #Gordon. See the latest advisory at https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/AXjo4z4Hic
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 3, 2018
Voluntary evacuation orders were issued Monday for parts of Louisiana to the residents in the areas outside the dike protection system.
The storm is centered about 50 miles west-southwest of Fort Myers, Florida, and moving west-northwest around 17 km / h. After making landfall, it is expected that the costs in the inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.
Gordon is expected to dissipate by Saturday somewhere in the central U.S.
After periods of heavy rainfall, flooding advisories were in effect for portions of South Florida late Monday.
Flood advisory in effect for areas south of #Naples #MarcoIsland. https://t.co/i1zmAh7eah #flwx pic.twitter.com/YVUeOBY1Xh
— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) September 3, 2018
Tropical Storm Gordon is the Atlantic basin of the seventh named storm of the year.
Fox News’ Caleb Parke, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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