Posted: Friday, June 18, 2021. 2:05 pm CST.
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: USA TODAY reports that a weather system developing in the Gulf of Mexico can develop into Tropical Storm Claudette by Friday night affecting the Gulf Coast.
The states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida have already declared tropical storm warning as heavy rain and flooding is expected in the northern Gulf Coast.
Louisiana already declared a state of emergency expecting up to 20 inches of rain over the weekend.
The US National Hurricane Center said the system was located about 255 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana, on Friday morning with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
It was moving north at 14 mph and it was expected to approach the north-central Gulf Coast by Friday night or early Saturday.
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