The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the coast of the Gulf of Mexico from the mouth of the Suwanee River in Florida to the mouth of the Mississippi River in Louisiana. This includes the Mississippi and Alabama Coast.
A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected within the warned are within 24 hours. The approach of Tropical Storm Fay is expected to bring about tropical storm force winds in excess of 39 mph along with heavy rainfall. Other threats from a landfalling tropical system include rip currents along the beaches, coastal flooding, and beach erosion. Farther inland, including East Mississippi and West Alabama, as well as near the coast, the threat for major flooding and tornadoes exists.
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect west of the mouth of the Mississippi River to Grand Isle, Louisiana. This includes metro-New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain.
A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within 36 hours.
Tropical Storm Fay is expecting to make landfall along the Alabama or Mississippi Coast on Sunday morning.