The National Hurricane Center predicts a potential tropical cyclone will organize into a tropical storm sometime later today.
The weather system is centered about 60-miles ESE of Marathon, Florida (24.5N 80.2W). It is moving WNW at 16-mph and has maximum sustained winds of 30-mph with higher gusts. A Tropical Storm Watch from the Alabama-Florida border westward to east of Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas has been changed to a Tropical Storm Warning.
According to their 5:00am update, the Center says, “On the forecast track, the disturbance will pass over the Florida Keys or the southern portion of the Florida peninsula this morning, move over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico later today evening, and reach the central Gulf Coast by late Tuesday or Tuesday night.”
If the current forecast is maintained, the system will become Tropical Storm Gordon.