Tropical Depression Gordon makes landfall in Alabama

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Tropical Depression Gordon hit the Orange Beach, Ala., area and northern Gulf of Mexico last night around 10 p.m., bringing strong winds, rain and flash flooding.

As of 7 a.m. central time, the storm was approximately 25 miles south-southeast of Jackson, Miss., with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. The storm was moving toward the northwest at 14 mph with a decrease in forward speed expected over the next few days.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s hurricane center said the forecast track is for Gordon to move across the lower Mississippi Valley and turn toward the north-northwest on Friday. Continued weakening is expected as Gordon moves farther inland.

NOAA said that the storm surge should subside this morning and estimated total rainfall predictions at 4 to 8 inches over the western Florida panhandle, southwest Alabama, southern and central Mississippi, northeastern Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, southern Iowa and Illinois. Isolated maximum amounts of rain could reach 12 inches by Saturday. Additionally, tornadoes could be possible in Mississippi and Alabama.


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