Tropical Storm Gordon Forms In The Gulf; No Direct Impacts To South Texas Expected

(Credit: National Hurricane Center/NOAA)
Tropical Storm Gordon has formed off the southern Florida Coast this morning and is expected to bring torrential rainfall to parts of Florida and the Deep South. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of South Florida and the Keys as the storm moves through.

Forecasters also issued a warning for parts of the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi coasts as the storm is expected to make landfall there late Tuesday into Wednesday.

As we enter the traditional historical peak of hurricane season, the tropics are starting to become more and more active.

No direct threat to the Texas coast is expected from Gordon or Florence.

Another wave is developing off of the African coastline Monday. That system is located 400 miles southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands and is producing a large area of disorganized showers and
thunderstorms.  Some slow development of this disturbance is possible during the next several days while the system moves westward to west-northwestward across the eastern tropical Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center is giving that system a 30% chance of future development over the next several days.