Tropical Storm Florence strengthens

Tropical Storm Florence strengthens

Additionally the National Hurricane Center is reporting Gordon is expected to bring life-threatening storm surges to portions of the central Gulf Coast, with surge warnings issued for the mouth of the Pearl River to the Mississippi-Alabama border.

Florence is located approximately 605 miles west-northwest of the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands.

Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday, forcing holiday beachgoers to drier ground.

The center of the storm was due south of Naples by 2 p.m. and tracking west northwest at 16 miles per hour, Norman said. There are NO watches or warnings for Northwest Florida.

Tropical Storm Gordon will likely move northwest through the Gulf of Mexico (high pressure over the east coast steers it that way). Tropical Storm Warnings are now in effect for coastal communities in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The current projection would have Gordon make landfall near the Louisiana-Mississippi border as a tropical storm early Wednesday morning.

ABC11 Morning Meteorologist Don "Bigweather" Schwenneker said another disturbance near the Bahamas could develop into a system over the next few days, but Florence's impact remains far off.

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Sustained winds this morning at Palm Beach International Airport have been running about 9 to 20 mph, with a 21 mph gust recorded before 2 a.m. Miami International Airport reported gusts of up to 35 mph before 9 a.m.

Volusia and Flagler counties are not expected to see the worst of the tropical storm's rain.

Tropical Storm Watches are in place from areas east of Baton Rouge through the Gulf Coast of Alabama until Wednesday.

The heaviest rain, between two and four inches, is expected to fall along the coast from just south of Miami to just south of West Palm Beach, as the storm system moves through the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Weather Service.

In addition to wind and storm surge, Gordon could drop as much as 6 inches of rain across Louisiana and Mississippi. Over the warm waters of the open Gulf some strengthening is expected.

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