High pressure of the Appalachians will help to guide the storm further to our west, which is great news for us here in Middle Georgia, but bad news in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi.
As a precaution, Governor Edwards confirmed 200 members of the Louisiana National Guard will be sent to the southeastern portion of the state on Tuesday morning. Excessive rainfall totals will be experienced well inland (see Fig. 3).
Gordon was generating winds of 105km/h on Tuesday as it steamed west-northwest at 27km/h, the National Hurricane Centre said.
Gordon's winds were already up to 50 miles per hour in the last hurricane center update at 1 p.m. CDT Monday. From there, it is forecast to move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has declared a state of emergency for her city, closing all non-essential government offices on Tuesday.
At Lowdermilk Park, the beach was almost empty despite there being no signs of red tide.
A number of schools across Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and MS will not open Tuesday and others announced they would close early ahead of the storm's arrival. In St. Tammany Parish, a line of cars reached between 20 and 25 vehicles long at times.
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Gordon was expected to strengthen into a hurricane just before making landfall in MS sometime Tuesday or Wednesday.
A hurricane watch is in place for the MS and Alabama as Gordon moves into the Gulf of Mexico. Gusty winds and tropical rains will arrive there by Tuesday.
Miami Beach Police said via Twitter that the Labor Day holiday was "NOT a beach day", with rough surf and potential rip currents.
A Hurricane Watch is in effect from the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida Border.
A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center. Isolated tornadoes are possible. Many replies to various National Weather Service accounts or other outlets with their pleas that the storm veer spontaneously away, as the Gulf coast is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
The storm is expected to cross from southwest Florida into the Gulf Coast later Monday afternoon.
The hurricane center also is monitoring a tropical wave a few hundred miles south-southeast of the Cabo Verde Islands.