TRACKING THE TROPICS: Tropical Storm Claudette weakens to depression

Tracking the Tropics

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Potential Tropical Cyclone finally organized into Tropical Storm Claudette just as it moved onshore in Louisiana Saturday morning. However, the storm didn’t stay strong for long.

As of the 5 p.m. National Hurricane Center advisory, Claudette weakened to a tropical depression.

Heavy rains and gusty winds will continue across portions of the southeast United States.

As of the 8 p.m. NHC update, Claudette sits 75 miles west of Montgomery, Alabama, with maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour.

The tropical depression is presently moving northeast at 15 miles per hour.

Below are the current watches and warnings in effect:

  • A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for…
    • Cape Fear to Duck, North Carolina
    • Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds

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