The low pressure area bringing cloudiness and tropical downpours to South Florida and the southeastern Gulf of Mexico has been classified as Tropical Depression Five.
Tropical Depression Five is located at 26.0 degrees north, 84.1 degrees west and is moving toward the northwest at 6 mph. Maximum sustained winds are 35 mph with higher gusts. The National Hurricane Center says the center of Tropical Depression Five is located 260 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida or 375 miles southeast of the Mouth of the Mississippi River.
Tropical Depression Five is forecast to become a tropical storm while moving toward the southeast Louisiana Coast. Landfall is expected Thursday morning.
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the northern Gulf Coast from Intracoastal City, Louisiana to Destin, Florida. This includes New Orleans, Biloxi, Gulfport, Mobile, and Pensacola.
For East Mississippi and West Alabama, minimal impacts are expected and will be mainly limited to tropical downpours Thursday and Friday.
Stay with the Newscenter 11 Weather Team for the latest on this developing weather event.