Gordon bringing heavy rain to northern Gulf states, Hurricane Florence gains strength

Posted: Sep 05, 2018 12:02 AM -04:00 Updated:

Gordon is now a tropical depression and continues it's northerly path this morning currently moving through the state of Mississippi after making landfall as a strong tropical storm late last night. It will continue causing issues for those areas and eventually bring heavy rain to parts of the Midwest as well, but Gordon's impact on our weather in southwest Florida is over.

The Atlantic Hurricane season is far from over, however. In fact, we are less than one week away from the peak of hurricane season, and we have quite a bit of activity to show for that fact.

Hurricane Florence is now the first major hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. The Category 3 storm now has winds of 120 miles per hour. It is taking a northwesterly path right now but is expected to eventually turn more westerly within the next few days.



We are not done hearing about Hurricane Florence. Over the next five days, it is expected to remain a hurricane while churning more westward in the Atlantic. We have to monitor this storm closely due to the fact that some long range models have been trending toward taking Florence uncomfortably close to the U.S. Mainland. While there is still plenty of time for the track to change and the overall future remains uncertain over the next seven days, count on us to keep you updated on Hurricane Florence.


We're also going to have a train of tropical waves, one right after the other. A strong wave we've been tracking the last few days will likely become Tropical Storm Helene before the week is over, while another wave is still on the west coast of Africa, but is forecast to move into the Atlantic and eventually gain tropical characteristics as well.


Keep it tuned to the NBC2 Hurricane Tracking Team on-air and online for all your tropical updates.

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