Tropical Storm Debby has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and hurricane experts say that it will bring rain to the Gulf coast that will stretch from southern Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle.
According to forecasters, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph) as of Saturday afternoon. A tropical storm warning was issued for part of the Louisiana coast. The center of TS Debby is expected to be moving over the northern portion of the Gulf during the next few days.
As of Saturday afternoon, Tropical Storm Warnings were issued only for the southeast Louisiana Gulf Coast. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC),this is the first time four tropical storms have been recorded before July 1 during the Atlantic hurricane season since record keeping began in 1851. Alberto was the first storm this year and formed off the South Carolina coast on May 19. Stay tuned to News 92 FM for the latest developments as well as tropical storm and hurricane preparedness information.