The Associated Press
Created: June 18, 2021 07:07 AM
Forecasters predict a tropical system will bring heavy rain, storm surge and coastal flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast as early as Friday and throughout the weekend.
The poorly-organized disturbance was located Friday morning about 255 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center says maximum sustained winds were about 35 mph.
A tropical storm warning is in effect for parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.
The system is expected to produce up to 8 inches of rain across the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico, and up to 12 inches throughout the weekend along the central U.S. Gulf Coast.
Copyright 2021 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company