The center of Tropical Storm Marco was located near latitude 29.0 North, longitude 88.9 West. Marco is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph. Marco is forecast to move inland over southeastern Louisiana tonight, and across southern Louisiana on Tuesday.
Data from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph. Further weakening is expected, and Marco is forecast to become a tropical depression tonight and degenerate to a remnant low on Tuesday.
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center.
The center of Tropical Storm Laura was located near latitude 22.1 North, longitude 82.8 West. Laura is moving toward the west-northwest near 20 mph, and this general motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next day or so. A turn toward the northwest is forecast by Wednesday, and a northwestward to north-northwestward motion should continue through Wednesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Laura will move away from Cuba and over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico overnight. Laura is then forecast to move over the central
and northwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday, and
approach the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday
Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph with higher
gusts. Strengthening is expected when the storm moves over the Gulf
of Mexico, and Laura is forecast to become a hurricane by late
Tuesday. Additional strengthening is forecast on Wednesday, and
Laura could be near major hurricane strength when it approaches the
Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles
primarily to the northeast and east of the center. A wind gust of
65 mph was recently reported in Havana, Cuba.
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
- San Luis Pass Texas to Ocean Springs Mississippi
- Lake Pontchartrain, Lake Maurepas, and Lake Borgne
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
- Port Bolivar Texas to west of Morgan City Louisiana
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
- Cuban provinces of Ciego De Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara,
Cienfuegos, Matanzas, Mayabeque, La Habana, Artemisa, Pinar del
Rio, and the Isle of Youth
- Florida Keys from Craig Key to Key West
- Dry Tortugas
A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
- South of Port Bolivar to San Luis Pass Texas
- Morgan City Louisiana to the Mouth of the Mississippi River