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Published: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 @ 7:20 AM
By: Breaking News Staff
— Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to strengthen to a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday before moving back over land sometime at night, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini. This system is gaining strength across the Gulf of Mexico before it makes landfall in the lower Mississippi Valley tonight. Tropical storm warnings and hurricane warnings stretch from southeast Louisiana to the far western portion of the Florida panhandle.
Heavy rainfall and dangerous storm surge will impact areas near and east of the center of Gordon. Very heavy rainfall will also be widespread. Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle could see four to eight inches of rain. Hurricane force winds will be felt near the landfall site, and tropical storm force winds stretch about 60 miles from the center.