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4WARN: Tropical Update

Published: Aug. 21, 2020 at 12:37 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - We have tropical storm Laura now in the eastern Caribbean. Over the weekend it will impact the Caribbean islands, before making its way into the Gulf of Mexico by the start of next week.

Tropical Storm Laura
Tropical Storm Laura(WTVY)

Traveling westward at 15 mph, the storm is expected to reach the souther/eastern Florida coastlines by Monday afternoon. Once it arrives in the Gulf of Mexico, it is very likely that it will become a hurricane since ocean water are warm enough for strengthening.

We are within the cone of arrival. Latest forecast trends estimate the arrival of Laura to be near the Florida panhandle by Wednesday morning.

You can rely on all the latest updates regarding this tropical situation by staying informed with the 4WARN Storm Team. Download our free weather app in the links below.

ANDROID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wtvy.android.weather&hl=en_US

APPLE: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/wtvy-tv-4warn-weather/id1276247051

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