Atlantic storms fire up, behind Gordon comes Florence

Atlantic storms fire up, behind Gordon comes Florence

In this image released by NOAA's GOES-16 on Monday, September 3, 2018, Tropical Storm Gordon appears south of Florida. Gordon will move toward Monroe, LA this afternoon and we will see a feeder band move over us.

He and his cousin, Lance, were relieved that the center of the storm was jogging more to the east. Lance Murphy, who referred to Gordon as a "party storm", said "We just live through it and hope we can open again tomorrow".

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned in a Tuesday update that tornadoes will be possible Tuesday afternoon through the evening. However, the storm is expected to weaken as it moves inland.

Gordon formed into a tropical storm near the Florida Keys early Monday as it lashed the southern part of the state with heavy rains and high winds.

As of Tuesday night, the storm had not reached 74 miles per hour winds, the minimum to become a hurricane.

At 11 a.m., the center of Florence was located near latitude 19.7 north, longitude 42.5 west. Florence is moving west-northwest near 12 miles per hour.

But it was going out swinging: Forecasters said radar spotted possible tornados spun off by the storm overnight in southern Alabama and the Florida panhandle, and more were possible through Wednesday night in MS and western Alabama.

Gordon should be a hurricane when it hits lands on the north-central Gulf Coast on Tuesday night, forecasters said.

"As we found out a little rain can turn into big problem if the system stalls over us", Lloyd says.

The National Weather Service has posted flash flood watches for parts of southeastern Louisiana, southern and central MS, far southeastern Arkansas, southwestern Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle.

Forecasters say they still expect Tropical Storm Gordon to become a hurricane before making landfall somewhere along or near the MS coast.

A storm surge warning is also in effect for Shell Beach eastward to Dauphin Island, Alabama.

Volleyball courts on Lummus Park Beach, South Beach, Florida are empty as a tropical storm warning was issued for the Miami Beach, area.

Last year, powerful hurricanes walloped Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, causing thousands of deaths, hundreds of billions of dollars worth of damage, massive power outages and devastation to hundreds of thousands of structures.

"You don't know what the intensity of the storm is going to be". Meanwhile, a new tropical wave continues to move off the coast of Africa, but there is a low chance of development in the next couple of days. Boaters are evacuating to safe harbors, and motorists are fleeing barrier islands as the Gulf Coast hustles to get ready for the storm.

Hurricane and storm surge warnings and watches were in effect across the region, the NHC said. Hurricane Florence was some 2,400 miles (3,900 kilometers) away from the US, and lining up behind it, another potential storm was likely to form not far off the coast of Africa.

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