Gulf Coast braces for looming storm forecast to become hurricane prior to landfall

Heavy rain, gusty winds and thunderstorms are hitting South Florida as the Gulf Coast braces for looming Tropical Storm Gordon.

A hurricane warning is in effect along the Mississippi and Alabama coast, where the storm is expected to make landfall Tuesday night or early Wednesday.

Gordon is forecast to strengthen into a minimal Category 1 hurricane just before landfall, the National Hurricane Center said Monday.

Parts of the Gulf Coast could see 3 to 6 inches of rain and South Florida could see up to 8 inches of rain.

Wind gusts could reach 50 to 60 mph.

Flash flooding and an isolated tornado are also possible.

Meanwhile, a lot of the country is facing heavy rain and flooding this Labor Day — especially Kansas.

At least 300 people were displaced in Riley County, Kansas, after the area was struck by heavy rain and significant flooding.

Over 700 homes are without power and many bridges and roads are closed.

Fire crews headed down streets in boats to rescue residents and pets.

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