Tropical Storm Andrea forms over Gulf, not expected to threaten - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tropical Storm Andrea forms over Gulf, not expected to threaten SWLA

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)

The first named tropical system of the season has formed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico.

Tropical Storm Andrea has winds of 40 mph and is moving north around 3 mph.

Andrea is expected to travel northeast and make landfall near Florida's Big Bend region.

This storm is then expected to travel northeast along the southeast coast. 

Tropical Storm watches and warnings have been issued for portions of Florida.

Andrea is not expected to affect Southwest Louisiana. The storm will stay well east of our area.

Depend on the 7 Stormteam to continue monitoring developments on this system.

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