Tropical Storm Gordon track expected to bring winds to Sebastian, Vero Beach

Tropical Storm Gordon
Tropical Storm Gordon - NOAA satellite image was taken at 11:45 a.m.

SEBASTIAN – Tropical Storm Gordon spaghetti models are showing a westward track as it moves across Florida, and we’re expecting winds and rain in Sebastian and Vero Beach.

Gov. Rick Scott urged Florida residents on both coasts to monitor the weather system.

“The biggest impact to our state will be heavy rain, but in Florida, we know how quickly weather can change,” Gov. Scott said.

“With the peak of hurricane season upon us, now is the time to get prepared. Make sure that you and your family have a plan in place in case of disaster.”

In Sebastian and Vero Beach, Tropical Storm Gordon will likely bring wind gusts of up to 40 mph and scattered thunderstorms.

A hurricane watch is in place for the Mississippi and Alabama as Gordon moves into the Gulf of Mexico.

The National Weather Service says the tropical storm will gather strength as it heads through the Gulf of Mexico and may be at or near hurricane force as it makes landfall Tuesday night along the Mississippi or Alabama coast.

There is a Special Marine Warning for Indian River County and Brevard County.

Also in the Atlantic Ocean is Tropical Storm Florence. This weather system poses no threat to land and is expected to pass Florida.

All Labor Day outdoor activities at Earl’s Hideaway Lounge and Captain Hiram’s Sandbar are still scheduled without interruption. We’ll update if there’s any change.

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Andy Hodges was born in Annapolis, Maryland and raised in Jupiter, Florida. Andy has been a radio & TV personality since the 1980s. He has worked for WLIZ, WFLX-FOX 29, WIRK, WIXI, WKSY, WRMF, and WJNO to name a few. After spending 7 years in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1990s, Andy returned to Florida and settled in the small town of Sebastian in 2000. In 2005, he returned to the broadcasting news sector and eventually joined our news team in 2016 as editor in chief. Andy's family has lived in Sebastian for more than 45 years.