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Update on the Tropics

Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Storm Marco headed straight for the Gulf of Mexico...
Credit: WZDX Weather
Credit: WZDX Weather

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.

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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.

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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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