Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall on the Gulf Coast near Pascagoula, Mississippi on Tuesday night. At 11:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday the center of Tropical Storm Gordon was located at latitude 30.4°N and longitude 88.4°W which put it about 30 miles (50 km) east of Biloxi, Mississippi. Gordon was moving toward the northwest at 14 m.p.h. (22 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 70 m.p.h. (110 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 85 m.p.h. (135 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 997 mb.
A Hurricane Warning was in effect for the portion of the coast from the Mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border. A Tropical Storm Warning was in effect for the portion of the coast from the Okaloosa-Walton County line to the Alabama-Florida border.
The circulation of Tropical Storm Gordon was asymmetrical. The strongest bands of showers and thunderstorms were north and east of the center of circulation. The strongest winds were occurring in those bands. A C-MAN station on Dauphin Island, Alabama reported a sustained wind speed of 62 m.p.h. (100 km/h) and a wind gust of 72 m.p.h. (117 km/h). The winds were much weaker south and west of the center of Tropical Storm Gordon and there was little rain in those parts of the tropical storm.
Tropical Storm Gordon will start to weaken as the center moves inland. Gordon will continue to move around the western end of a high pressure system over the western Atlantic Ocean. The high will steer Tropical Storm Gordon toward the northwest during the next day or two. On its anticipated track Tropical Storm Gordon will move across southern Mississippi on Wednesday and over Arkansas on Thursday. The wind will be strong enough to cause minor damage and it will cause some power outages. Locally heavy rain and the potential for flash floods are the greater risks. Flash Flood Warnings were in effect for parts of West Florida and Southwest Alabama. Flash Flood Watches were in effect for Mississippi and Southeastern Arkansas.
Elsewhere over the tropical Atlantic Ocean, Hurricane Florence was continuing to intensify east of the northern Leeward Islands. At 11:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday the center of Hurricane Florence was located at latitude 20.7°N and longitude 43.9°W which put it about 1515 miles (2440 km) east-southeast of Bermuda. Florence was moving toward the west-northwest at 12 m.p.h. (19 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 100 m.p.h (160 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 120 m.p.h. (195 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 976 mb.