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Pine Belt to be impacted by tropical system Saturday

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 12:17 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:33 PM CDT
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PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - As of just before 10:00 p.m. the tropical system has not attained tropical storm strength.

The Potential Tropical Cyclone #3 is located about 60 miles south of Morgan City, Louisiana. The potential storm is running out of time to strengthen much more but will still be monitored.

Winds are estimated to be 45 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. The system is expected to continue moving to the north at 13 mph before turning more northeast in time.

Flash flooding and a few isolated spin up tornadoes is possible in the Pine Belt through about midday on Saturday.

Please continue to monitor later statements on the Potential Tropical Cyclone #3.

Any new up date will be issued sometime early Saturday morning.

Be sure to stay tuned to the WDAM 7 First Alert Weather Team as we keep you updated on this threat to south Mississippi.

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