Tropical Storm Olga forms in Gulf of Mexico

Rain is the primary threat.

Tropical Storm Olga forms in Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Storm Olga (Source: First Alert Weather)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Tropical storm Olga is a few hundred miles southwest of Jackson.

The tropical storm formed this afternoon and will track north along or close to the Mississippi River tonight and Saturday weakening to a tropical depression and then just regular low pressure system.

The track will have little consequence on our weather, beyond a little breeze and additional rain. There is a slight risk for severe weather tonight and Saturday as well.

Rain is the primary threat.

This will not be a major problem for the Gulf Coast.

It’s a very low end threat for any type of storm force winds along the Gulf Coast.

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