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NHC predicts TS Claudette will form in the Gulf this weekend

Claudette
Courtesy: National Hurricane Center

We’re watching a tropical threat in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.
Parts of the Gulf Coast could be hit by a tropical system over the weekend, bringing a potential foot of rain over the next few days to cities like New Orleans, Mobile, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida.
The National Hurricane Center said we could have Tropical Storm Claudette by the end of the day.
POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE THREE EXPECTED TO BRING HEAVY
RAINFALL AND FLOODING TO THE NORTHERN GULF COAST STARTING LATER
TODAY…

SUMMARY OF 400 AM CDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
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LOCATION…25.2N 91.5W
ABOUT 310 MI…500 KM S OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA
ABOUT 435 MI…695 KM SSW OF MOBILE ALABAMA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…35 MPH…55 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1007 MB…29.74 INCHES

It hasn’t formed into a depression or a storm just yet but the National Hurricane Center does think it will before landfall later tomorrow night into Saturday morning along the Gulf Coast.
Tropical Storm Warnings have now been issued from Louisiana to the Alabama-Florida border and that includes New Orleans which is under a Tropical Storm Warning.