Heavy rainfall from Gordon will affect the western Florida Panhandle, southwest Alabama, southern and central MS, much of eastern Louisiana and southern Arkansas, where totals could reach as high as 12 inches, according to the National Hurricane Center.
A hurricane warning is in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River near the Louisiana-Mississippi border to the Alabama-Florida border, with tropical storm warnings ranging from Morgan City, La., to the Florida Panhandle. The National Hurricane Center "life-threatening" storm surge is possible for portions of the central Gulf Coast.
Flooding was also a risk. It is moving northwest at 15 miles per hour.
Okaloosa County emergency officials opted not to activate the emergency operations center for the storm, saying the area wasn't expected to see sustained tropical storm force winds.
While coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana prepared for Gordon's approach on Tuesday, forecasters also began watching two new potential storms out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Princess Diana’s friend shares candid picture of the royal
The previous day many Britons remembered the Princess of Wales, 31 August 1997, lady Di died in a auto crash in Paris. Monckton credits Diana with inspiring her to create a charity, called Team Domenica , in her daughter's honour.
We'll call it the "calm before the storm" for your Tuesday, expect highs will top out in the upper 80s and lower 90s.
A storm surge warning is in effect for Shell Beach to Dauphin Island, the agency added.
L. J. Cazaux moved his boat to a nearby lot of elevated land before the rain started in Venetian Isles.
According to Micheal Brennan, chief of the National Hurricane Centre's hurricane specialist unit, the dry air over the gulf and wind shear have kept Gordon from picking up more strength.
Jose Mourinho coping well with the pressure, says Nemanja Matic
Given the delicate political situation at Old Trafford, the afternoon was as notable for events off the field as on it. Mourinho ended the game going close up to United's traveling support to show his appreciation for their backing.
National Weather Service meteorologist Eric Esbensen said the storm's track shows it will likely make landfall on the MS coast, and forecasters are reasonably confident the track won't shift much, if at all.
The U.S. Gulf Coast refineries represent more than 45 percent of the national refining capacity, and the Gulf of Mexico yields 17 percent of the country's total oil production. You know you're going to flood before anyone else does.
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". In this scenario, the storm could be forced west and move toward the eastern USA coast.
No watches or warnings are now in effect.
Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast
While likely to remain outside of the storm's core, this zone is still expected to see gusty winds and heavy rainfall. 4 near the border between Louisiana and MS , and drop as much as 8 inches (20 cm) of rain in some areas of the U.S.