Tropical Storm “Gordon” formed near the Upper Florida Keys at 12:05 UTC on September 3, 2018. However, the storm was affecting southern Florida and dumping heavy rain since September 2, forcing authorities to issue warnings for portions of South Florida and the Keys. This is the 7th named storm of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. The center of the cyclone passed over Key Largo near Flamingo,

Florida between 11:00 – 12:00 UTC, producing a west wind in Islamorada and also at an observing site in Florida Bay. Gordon is expected to make a second landfall along the corridor from Louisiana to Mississippi during late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning, September 4 and 5. Gordon was located about 15 km (10 miles) west of Key Largo and 50 km (30 miles) east of Cape Sable, Florida at 12:05 UTC today. READ MORE