HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tropical Storm Laura is still trucking right along in the Gulf of Mexico. Laura currently has a westward track of 8 mph with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Laura is expected to strengthen into a Category One hurricane by Tuesday afternoon, and will quickly weaken into a depression after making landfall on the eastern coast of Louisiana by Wednesday.
Not only do we have Tropical Storm Laura, We have Tropical Storm Marco that is expected to strengthen into a Category One hurricane by late tonight/early Sunday Morning. Marco currently has a north-northwest track of 13 mph and maximum sustained winds of 65mph. Marco looks to also make landfall on the eastern coast of Louisiana just a day or two before Laura.
A Hurricane has been issued for the Louisiana and Mississippi coastline ahead of hurricane forced-winds and a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued for the Mississippi coast as well as Alabama's coastline, which does include Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Tropical storm forced-winds and excessive rainfall will be main threats as well as storm surge and rip currents along the coastlines of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
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