Oct 3, 2013 9:11 AM by Dave Baker
Tropical Storm Karen has formed near the Yucatan Peninsula this morning. A Tropical Storm WATCH is in effect from Morgan City to Grand Isle. A Hurricane WATCH is in effect from Grand Isle eastward to Indian Pass, Florida. Tropical Storm Karen is located at 22.0N and 87.6W near the Yucatan Peninsula. Winds are near 60mph and it is moving toward the NNW at 13.
The track takes Karen as a minimal hurricane over the central Gulf of Mexico, then weakens it to a tropical storm as it approaches the northern Gulf Coast late Saturday into Sunday. A cold front should keep most of the impacts east of Acadiana.