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Adam Klotz has more on Tropical Storm Gordon.

Tropical Storm Gordon was already battering South Florida on Monday, meteorologists issued a tropical storm warning for the region from the Florida Keys to the upper Gulf Coast.

Periods of heavy rain was expected to continue from Monday until the end of the afternoon, with the possibility of flooding, strong winds and isolated tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

“It is not expected to be a hurricane, wind, there will be approximately 45 miles per hour, usually it is a rainmaker for a lot of these areas,” Fox News Channel Meteorologist Adam Klotz said.

Tropical Storm Gordon is now the impact of South Florida with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph. Periods of heavy rain will continue through late this afternoon. Floods, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes are possible. pic.twitter.com/AkSE9ktnYh

— NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) September 3, 2018

The NWS said in its 8:30 am EDT advisory, the storm was centered 20 km west of Key Largo and 85 km southeast of Marco Island.

The storm was moving west-northwest around 17 km / h. Maximum sustained winds were clocked at 45 mph with most of the rain in the middle of the Miami area.

Rain is the most important factor as the South of Florida is expected to get 2-4 inches Monday with a 4-6 cm on the Coast of the Gulf.

A flood Watch is in effect for a part of the Mississippi-Louisiana border, issued by the National Hurricane Center in Miami

Tropical Storm Gordon is the Atlantic basin of the seventh named storm of the year is expected to approach the northern Gulf Coast Tuesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Caleb Parke is an associate editor for FoxNews.com. You can follow him on Twitter @calebparke

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