The threat of Tropical Storm Gordon has forced the cancellation of a Labor Day fireworks show on Anna Maria Island.
Tropical Storm Gordon formed Monday near Key Largo and lashed South Florida with gusty winds and heavy rain while moving into the Gulf of Mexico, where it was growing stronger.
Although there will be a break in the activity Monday morning, rounds of showers and storms begin to move through starting in the afternoon.
Tropical Storm Florence is moving quickly west and has strengthened slightly but still poses no threat to land.
At the time, peak sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, but wind gusts were in the 50 mph-to-60 miles per hour range.
Tropical storm warnings are coming for parts of south Florida and the Keys, the NHC said, in a 9 a.m. special advisory.
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New Orleans director of emergency preparedness Collin Arnold says the storm has the potential to turn into a "low-level hurricane" with potential winds of up to 70 miles per hour (113 kph).
Flooding was also a high risk for the areas affected by the storm, including portions of southeast Louisiana north of Interstate 10 and southwest MS west of Interstate 55. Tropical storm warnings stretched from portions of South Florida (from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach), and for the Florida Keys (from Craig Key to Ocean Reef), including Florida Bay, and from the Okaloosa-Walton County Line westward to east of Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas.
There will be very heavy rain which could lead to flood for parts of Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi.
Officials extended the storm surge warning eastward to Dauphin Island, Ala. Gordon is expected to produce rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches over southern Alabama, southern MS and Louisiana, with some isolated areas receiving up to 8 inches, through early Thursday.
The center says the system will gradually strengthen and is expected to become a tropical depression sometime Monday and a tropical storm by Monday evening. Localized totals of 6 inches or more are possible in some areas. This is also where the heaviest rain will remain.