Hurricane Watch Issued For Northern Gulf Coast

Hurricane Watch Issued For Northern Gulf Coast

Karen expected to reach hurricane strength as it moves northward in Gulf.
A hurricane watch has been issued for a large portion of the northern Gulf coast including the entire Florida panhandle. The watch is in effect from Grand Isle, LA to Indian Pass, FL.

Tropical Storm Karen formed Thursday morning in the southern Gulf of Mexico and is expected to move northwest and northward for the next few days.

A hurricane watch indicates that hurricane conditions are expected in the next 48 hours though the watch is issued if tropical storm winds are anticipated in the next two days. The center of the projected path takes the storm over Mobile early Sunday morning.

Tropical Storm Karen, at 7:00 am Thursday, had winds 60 miles per hour with additional strengthening expected. Karen could become a hurricane later Thursday or Friday. It is moving at 13 miles per hour but a decrease in forward speed is anticipated.

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Click here for the projected path.

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