Afternoon and early evening downpours and storms will be possible ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon. Gordon will move toward Monroe, LA this afternoon and we will see a feeder band move over us.
No coastal watches or warnings are in effect through the weekend for Florence.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned of storm surges of between 3 and 5 feet (1 and 1.5 meters) and told South Mississippi residents to be prepared to evacuate.
Tropical Storm Gordon, which may ramp up to become a Category 1 hurricane before it makes landfall late Tuesday, brought tropical-storm force winds to the Alabama and western Florida Panhandle coasts.
As Tropical Storm Gordon heads toward the MS coast, we asked if the storm will affect Fort Worth.
Gordon was moving to the northwest at 15 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour.
"Everyone has actually been pretty well behaved and we haven't had to pull anybody out of the water", said Destin Beach Safety Chief Joe D'Agostino, who made the decision to fly double red flags, closing the water to swimmers.
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USA oil producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp evacuated workers and shut production at two offshore oil platforms on Monday, and other companies with production and refining operations along the Gulf Coast said they were securing facilities. The system did not reach the hurricane status previously forecast, however, warnings of "life-threatening" conditions remain in effect for areas expected to be hit with rapidly rising storm surges between MS and Alabama.
He added: "Right now Tropical Storm warnings in effect and Hurricane warnings to our east along the Mississippi Gulf Coast". Levee overtopping and breaches at these locations in 2005 led to devastating flooding from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, the city's eastern swath and in St. Bernard Parish.
Volleyball courts on Lummus Park Beach, South Beach, Florida are empty as a tropical storm warning was issued for the Miami Beach, area.
The center says Gordon will bring heavy rainfall to southwest Alabama, southern and central MS, southeastern and northeastern Louisiana and southeast Arkansas through late Thursdays.
LINK: You can track the storms at MyFoxHurricane. Hurricane Florence was some 3,900 kilometres away from the USA, and another potential storm was likely to form not far off the coast of Africa and head east.
But the Bermuda Weather Service said Florence could have its closest point of approach to the island within three days, with forecasts putting it 730 miles to the east southeast of the island around noon on Friday.