The storm left many businesses on Florida's Gulf Coast feeling shortchanged by the holiday weekend.
Gordon is expected to produce rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches over southern Alabama, southern and central MS, and southeastern and northeastern Louisiana, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches through late Thursday, according to the hurricane center.
Tropical Storm Gordon formed in the Florida Keys on Monday morning and is forecast to strengthen over the next 48 hours as it brings strong winds and heavy rain to the Gulf of Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said.
The storm was gaining strength and was expected to become a hurricane as it comes ashore late on Tuesday near the border between Louisiana and MS, and drop as much as 20cm of rain in some areas of the US South still reeling from hurricanes a year ago.
Meteorologists were also tracking Tropical Storm Florence Monday, which was moving west with sustained winds of almost 70 mph about 1,400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles islands.
The storm is expected to reach the central Gulf Coast by late Tuesday. Communities along the coast provided sand and bags, and many hustled to protect their properties ahead of the storm.
The National Hurricane Centre in Miami said the storm was west-south-west of Marco Island, and maximum sustained winds were clocked at 50mph.
Flooding was also a risk.
Meanwhile, a lot of the country is facing heavy rain and flooding this Labor Day - especially Kansas.
Tropical storm watch issued for parts of the Gulf Coast
The storm should make landfall with winds of about 60 miles per hour.
And in the eastern Pacific, neither Hurricane Norman nor Tropical Storm Olivia is forecast to affect any land areas.
Although some storm systems have been known to help dissipate Red Tide, it was unclear Monday how the churn from Gordon may affect the toxic algae bloom blanketing 130 miles of the southwest Florida coast.
"The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast near and to the east of the landfall location, where the surge will be accompanied by large waves", the center said.
A slow-moving storm system is causing heavy rain and flooding from Kansas to IL.
The Governor is warning residents to take caution.
The warning is related to potential Tropical Cyclone 7 which, if it organizes into a tropical storm, will become Tropical Storm Gordon. The Gulf regions would face continuous rainfalls in the coming days due to the movement of the hurricane storm through the region.
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