Tropical Storm Marco weakening, Laura forecast to be a strong Gulf hurricane
Miami, Florida (treasurecoast.com)- Tropical Storm Marco is expected to make landfall sometime today across southern Louisiana as a tropical storm. They could see up to 3-5″ of rainfall / localized amounts up to 10″ possible, isolated tornadoes and up to 6′ of storm surge.
Tropical Storm Laura is currently sitting across Southeast Cuba and will stay south of Florida as it moves west-northwest. It’s on track to move into the Gulf of Mexico by tomorrow where it will likely strengthen into a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall sometime Wednesday morning somewhere along the Louisiana/Southeast Texas coastline, then weakening as it moves inland throughout the rest of the work week.
The rest of the Tropics remain quiet at this time. There is a wave coming off the Coast of Africa, but no signs of any development with this system.
While Florida will escape the worst of Laura and Marco, parts of the state could feel some effects from the tropical storms. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the lower and middle Keys. South Florida residents could experience minor flooding along the coast as well as rip currents, waterspouts and tornadoes.
Those who live in the Florida Keys are being told to be ready, just in case. The latest forecasts have Marco and Laura off to the west, but Monroe County Mayor Heather Carruthers advises residents to be wary and keep their eyes open.
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