Tropical Storm warnings up for Louisiana, storm effects felt in S. Florida


She is still unnamed, but the tropical disturbance gathering strength in the Gulf is putting the State of Louisiana on guard.

With the 4am Tuesday advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center, a tropical storm warning has been issued for the area between Cameron, Louisiana and Intracoastal City. Forecasters report the disturbance is moving northwestward through the central Gulf of Mexico and maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts.

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From the NHC 4am advisory:

At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the disturbance was centered near latitude

24.8 North, longitude 90.1 West. The system is moving toward the

northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h) and this general motion should

continue through Wednesday, with a turn toward the north expected

Wednesday night or Thursday. On the forecast track, the disturbance

is expected to be near the Louisiana coast late Wednesday or

Wednesday night.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts.

Some slight strengthening is possible before the system reaches the


Upper-level winds are expected to be marginally conducive for some

additional development of this system during the next day or two,

and a subtropical or tropical cyclone is likely to form during

that time.

* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...80 percent

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km)

mainly to the east of the center.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).

NOAA buoy 42001 just reported a pressure of 1001.7 mb (29.58


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