US tropical storm warning expanded along Gulf Coast

2017-06-20 18:07
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Miami - US forecasters say a tropical storm warning has now been extended further westward for a disturbance in the central Gulf and it now covers an area from High Island, Texas, to the mouth of the Pearl River between Louisiana and Mississippi.

The National Weather Service also says the biggest threat from the disturbance is the likely heavy rainfall over wide areas of the northern rim of the Gulf of Mexico.

At about lunchtime, the centre said the disturbance was centered about 430km south of Morgan City, Louisiana - or about 565km southeast of Galveston, Texas. It's maximum sustained winds are at 65 kp/h and the storm is moving toward the northwest at 17kp/h).The tropical storm warning means tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area in the next 24 to 36 hours.

Flash floods

A tropical storm watch is also in effect on the upper Texas coast from west of High Island to San Luis Pass.

The forecasters say the Alabama and Mississippi coasts could be inundated with as much as 38cm of rain from a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico.

The heaviest rains are expected in an area that includes the port city of Mobile, Alabama, and the cities of Pascagoula and Biloxi in Mississippi. The forecast shows an even wider area from southeastern Louisiana into the western Florida Panhandle could receive as much as 25cm of rain over three days.

The National Weather Service issued an expanded flash flood watch for the area on Tuesday and forecasters say the flooding threat will continue until Thursday night.


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