The official track of Tropical Storm Gordon was shifted slightly to the east by the National Hurricane Center Monday morning, which could keep some of the biggest impacts of Gordon away from southeast Louisiana.
Gordon will likely be at least a strong tropical storm as it approaches a landfall that could now be closer to the Mississippi/Alabama border sometime on Tuesday night, if Gordon keeps its brisk movement.
A storm surge warning is now in effect from Shell Beach to the Mississippi-Alabama border. With concerns that Gordon could briefly reach hurricane status before landfall, a hurricane watch is now in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border.
"Gordon is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches over southern Alabama, southern Mississippi and Louisiana, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches through early Thursday," said the National Hurricane Center.