Gordon becomes tropical depression, expected to weaken more

- Gordon has officially weakened to a tropical depression over central Mississippi after hitting Gulf Coast as a tropical storm. It will continue to move farther inland  and weaken. The threat of heavy rains and flooding continues, nonetheless.

Gordon is moving northwest near 14 miles per hour and it will continue to do so over the next couple of days, says the National Hurricane Center. The center of Gordon will move across the lower Mississippi Valley through Wednesday. A turn toward the northwest is forecasted to occur on Friday.

The National Hurricane Center reports that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 35 miles per hour, with higher gusts in a few squalls near the center. 

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect, according to the National Hurricane Center. However, flash flooding is possible across the western Florida Panhandle, southwest Alabama, southern and central Mississippi, northeastern Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, southern Iowa, and Illinois. Gordon is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. Tornadoes are also possible over Mississippi and western Alabama.

Be sure to keep up with the latest on the 2018 Hurricane Season HERE. And you can download your Hurricane Guide in English HERE or in Spanish HERE.   

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