Thousands without power in South Mississippi as Gordon moves inland

Tropical Storm Gordon in gulf, moving away from Florida

The National Hurricane Center has continued a Hurricane Warning for the Alabama & Mississippi Gulf Coasts through Wednesday, with a Tropical Storm Warning along the coast of Louisiana & Florida.

Tornadoes are possible on Tuesday afternoon and evening, the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned, as well as flash flooding and storm surges in the south of the state.

Tropical Storm Gordon is expected to intensify today, morphing into a hurricane just before it hits the Gulf Coast tonight (Sept. 4), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami.

"Then, eventually, by tomorrow morning moving well north into Jackson and then further north beyond that into Thursday and Friday".

Okaloosa County emergency officials opted not to activate the emergency operations center for the storm, saying the area wasn't expected to see sustained tropical storm force winds.

Gordon became a tropical storm Monday near the Florida Keys.

"More power outages could be expected overnight from downed trees due to strong winds and saturated ground", CNN meteorologist Michael Guy said.

The National Weather Service in New Orleans gave tips to city residents how to prepare for the arrival of the storm. Gordon, or the remnants of Gordon, will be weakening pretty quickly as it continues to move northwestward.

As Florence spun in the open ocean, Tropical Storm Gordon approached the Gulf Coast after drenching parts of Florida.

Its maximum sustained winds were 65 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Gordon is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before crashing ashore along the MS coast sometime late Tuesday or early Wednesday.

MS shut down a dozen Gulf Coast casinos as the storm neared.

"When you get the higher waves, water starts splashing across".

Murphy's bar opened previous year for the first time since Hurricane Katrina; members of his family have owned it since 1982.

Grand Isle Mayor David Campardelle called for a voluntary evacuation of the barrier island.

"If you live in the coastal counties, especially in surge- and flood-prone areas, it is imperative that you get to a safe place by early afternoon and stay there through Wednesday morning".

"You don't know what the intensity of the storm is going to be". Current spaghetti forecast models indicate that storm will spin off to sea. In this scenario, the storm could be forced west and move toward the eastern USA coast.

The National Hurricane Center said it is way too early to know if either of those storms would have any effect on land.

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