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Tropical Storm Laura has formed along side Tropical Depression 14
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Tropical Depression 13 quickly upgraded to now Tropical Storm Laura, our 13th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. 

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Tropical Storm Laura still remains in the Caribbean Sea but will quickly make a b-line straight to Alabama's coast. The updated track has shifted a little further to the west, now including Louisiana and Mississippi's coastline. Tropical Storm Laura currently holds pressure at 1007mb and maximum sustained winds of 45mph. The updated track now has Laura becoming a category one hurricane by Tuesday afternoon before making landfall on Wednesday afternoon. 

Laura will be bringing hurricane force winds and very heavy rainfall that will lead to flooding threats along the Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana coastlines.

Not only are we dealing with Tropical Storm Laura heading into the Gulf of Mexico, tropical depression thirteen will also be heading straight for the warm, gulf waters.

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Tropical Depression will also be heading into the Gulf of Mexico and looking to make landfall along the Texas coastline. Tropical Depression Fourteen currently holding pressure of 1008mb and maximum sustained winds of 35mph. Tropical Depression Fourteen is expected to strengthen into a Tropical Storm by tomorrow, which would make this our fourteenth named storm of the season, Marco and is expected to strengthen into a category one hurricane by Monday afternoon.

If both of these storms do continue to strengthen, this will be the FIRST time in history that we will have had two hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico at the same time. We will continue to monitor both of these storms and bring you the very latest.

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