Tropical Storm Karen poised to make landfall in the US
MIAMI (AFP) - Tropical Storm Karen, swirling offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, was on track to make landfall late Saturday in the US state of Louisiana, forecasters said.
While weakening overnight, the storm is still expected to bring rain and some coastal flooding as it moves toward Mississippi and Alabama, according to the National Hurricane Center.
At 1800 GMT, Karen was located about 205km south-southwest of Morgan City, Louisiana, packing maximum sustained winds of 64kmh.
Hurricane watches were canceled overnight, but a tropical storm warning was in effect for an area that included Morgan City, located about 112km west of New Orleans.